Smoking VS Vaping: Which is More Harmful to Your Dental Health?

Let’s be clear—both smoking and vaping are harmful to your dental health. There are countless scientific studies to prove the detrimental impact, though not as much research on vaping, as it is the newer vice. However, if you are working on cutting back on smoking and aren’t sure if you should taper with cigarettes or […]

Does Thumb Sucking Impact My Child’s Teeth?

As a parent, it’s easy to be worried about behavior that could potentially have long-term effects on their child’s health. Dental and orthodontic health are commodities that are emerging and now more freely and readily available to children than ever before. Many children require braces or headgear to correct cosmetic or medical concerns. Parents may […]

My Kids Hate Brushing Their Teeth, What Should I Do?

It isn’t unusual for kids to push back against brushing their teeth at some point. Sometimes, children may hate brushing their teeth because they are expressing a desire for self-sufficiency, though they likely don’t have the words to express what they want clearly. In other cases, a kid’s resistance to teeth brushing may be rooted […]

Can A Dentist Know You Smoke By Your Teeth?

When preparing to go in for a dental cleaning appointment, sometimes people worry that their dentists will see signs of dental issues and judge them. However, that is far from what your dentist is there to do! Smokers, in particular, can become concerned that their dentists can tell that they smoke on their teeth. While […]

9 Things Your St George Dentist Wants You To Know

Some of the most important things your dentists here at Riverside Dental Care want you to know are things you are likely already aware of—like brushing at least twice a day and the need to floss once a day. But there are some other dental care-related facts that help protect your oral health that we […]

Electric VS Manual: Is There Really a Difference in Types of Toothbrushes?

A pretty common question our dentists and dental hygienists get during dental cleanings is whether someone should buy an electric toothbrush versus sticking with a manual toothbrush. With constant ads running for popular electric toothbrushes, it can seem like if you don’t have an electric toothbrush, your teeth are not really getting clean. But is […]

COVID-19 Updates From Riverside Dental Care

To Our Valued Patients and Families: We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. As you know, over the past six weeks we have only been able to treat those patients with emergency/urgent needs. We are excited that many of the restrictions placed on dentists during the “stay-at-home” phase of the […]

Childhood Gingivitis: Types, Signs, And Steps To Take

A common childhood dental issue is chronic gum disease, also called periodontal disease. Often a side-effect of poor oral hygiene it is essential for this dental health issue to be taken seriously, as it can set your child up for a lifetime of poor oral health and potentially tooth loss. To help you identify the […]

Toothaches Are No Joke: When Tooth Pain Needs A Dentist ASAP

Sometimes, it can seem like a toothache will come out of nowhere, ruin a few hours with pain, and disappear again. While it’s frustrating, there can be a lot of reasons why tooth pain comes and goes, from having something stuck between your teeth to unconsciously clenching your teeth for too long. The real problem […]

Answers From Your Dentist: What To Do About Your Child’s Dental Anxiety

While we pride ourselves on providing a welcoming environment here at Riverside Dental Care for our waiting patients, children can often struggle with dental anxiety. Sometimes, this anxiety can stem from previous visits to other dental clinics, or it can simply be general anxiety that some children experience before a dental visit. To help address […]

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