Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Millions of people, around Chester, VA and beyond, wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so they can show their spirit for the holiday and...

Oral Health Concerns for Infants

Because babies’ teeth don’t appear until around six to eight months of age, it’s a natural misconception that they d...

March is National Nutrition Month!

While you don’t have to wait to start eating right, March is the month the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics asks everyone to p...

How do I pick the right toothpaste for my needs?

With so many toothpastes available in so many price ranges, it can be difficult to be sure you are selecting the right one for your ne...

What are dental sealants and how do they work?

A dental sealant is a liquid that is applied to the teeth. The sealant hardens and provides a protective coating that is designed to r...

Valentine’s Day History

Valentine’s Day is best known as a celebration of love in all its forms. Pink hearts, red roses, and cute greeting cards adorn e...

What is hyperdontia?

When a child is born, he or she will have 20 primary teeth and 32 permanent teeth. But sometimes kids are born with additional teeth, ...

Early Detection is Key to Treating Oral Cancer

Every hour of every day, someone in North America dies of oral cancer, the sixth most common diagnosed form of the disease. The five-y...

How much calcium does my child need?

When you were a kid, your parents may have told you to drink milk to build strong bones and grow tall and strong. Now that you have ch...

Canker sores, cold sores, and mouth sores: What’s the difference?

At Hanley Family Dentistry, we know many people have experienced some form of mouth sores or irritation. Some mouth sores are harmless...

Women’s Medications and Dry Mouth

Women using medication to treat a variety of medical conditions are often unaware of the potential side effects. One common side effec...

It's a Wrap: Ending the year with a smile!

People have been ushering in the New Year for centuries but it became an official holiday in 1582 when Pope George XIII declared Janu...