6 Ways We Prevent Your Dental Implant From Failing

Dental implants are one of the most exciting advancements in dental technology in recent years. They are extremely durable and long-lasting. While implant success rates are high — 98 percent with proper care — complications and failure can still occur. As your dental team, we give you the information you need to prevent implant loss. […]

Post Dental Surgery Complications To Be Aware Of

Dental surgery can be intimidating, especially because it is likely you have heard horror stories about post-dental surgery complication. Here’s the real facts behind all the terrifying tales. Tooth Extraction Complications While a simple tooth extraction does not require surgery as it is visible/easily reached, a broken off tooth or unerupted teeth (such as wisdom […]

The Psychology Behind A Great Smile

Visiting the dentist’s office regularly and keeping your teeth in tip top shape is important for your health — but did you know that the condition of your smile can have psychological effects as well? SMILE PERCEPTIONS First of all, there is the psychology of the way others perceive your smile. Here are just a […]

What is a dry socket?

Dry socket is a condition called alveolar osteitis. It occurs after a tooth extraction (whether in preparation for dental implants or for wisdom tooth removal) and is considered a postoperative complication. Typically after a tooth is extracted, a blood clot forms in its place to protect the bone and nerve. When that clot moves or […]

What To Do To Prevent The Need For Dental Implants

Dental implants are an increasingly popular solution for replacing decayed or missing teeth. A dental implant has an artificial tooth root inserted into the jaw that a prosthetic tooth is placed on. While there several solutions for replacing missing teeth, dental implants are becoming a preferred method because they preserve jaw structure and prevent bone […]

Options Patients Have For Changing The Shapes Of Their Teeth

For many people, having a healthy and beautiful smile is an important component of their overall confidence. But few are born with a perfect smile. Thanks to modern dentistry and advancements in the field, there are a plethora of options to help you get the smile you desire. Here at Riverside Dental, we don’t just […]

The Problems Associated With Replacing Old or Broken Crowns And How You Can Avoid Them

Dental crowns are a great solution for replacing or repairing a damaged tooth. Almost everyone will need a form of repair or replacement at some point. Single crowns are the most common restorative solution with approximately 2.3 million implant-supported crowns being made annually. COMMON CROWN PROBLEMS When you have a crown placed at Riverside Dental, […]

How To Brush Your Teeth With An Electric Toothbrush

Electric toothbrushes are becoming ubiquitous — and for good reason. In 2015, Consumer Reports analyzed 56 different studies to conclude that electric toothbrushes are indeed more effective than a regular toothbrush. The report outlines that electric models reduce plaque by 21 percent after three months of use while a manual toothbrush only removes 11 percent. […]

5 Major Problems Caused By Bruxism And What You Can Do About It

Bruxism is a condition that effects 10-15% of the US population. It is the act of clenching the jaw or grinding the teeth during ones sleep. A number of factors can cause Bruxism, such as other sleep disorders, use of tobacco, alcohol or other psychoactive substances, or stress. Young people are also more likely to […]

Combating Chronic Dry Mouth At Riverside Dental

Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a result of decreased saliva production. CAUSES OF DRY MOUTH The cause may be a condition affecting the salivary glands. The mouth has six major salivary glands and hundreds of smaller glands and the average person produces 2 to 4 pints of saliva each day. Typically, production at its […]

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