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 […]

What Does it Mean When the Dentist Calls Out Numbers During A Dental Exam?

During a dental cleaning, you may have heard a dentist call out numbers to their dental hygienist while examining your teeth. But, with your mouth full of a dentist’s fingers, you may not have had an opportunity to ask what the numbers mean. At Riverside Dental Care, we do our best to explain what we […]

Why Teeth Turn Yellow

When you’re surrounded by a sea of advertisements and other media showing only perfectly even, white-toothed smiles, having teeth that are yellow can be embarrassing. There is implied judgment—i.e., teeth aren’t brushed enough—but there can be many reasons behind having yellow teeth. As your local judgment-free dentist clinics, our dentists at Riverside Dental Care are […]

What To Do If You (Or Your Kid) Knock A Tooth Out

Knocking out a tooth is a painful and potentially scary event, but how you act after you or your kid knocks out a tooth can make a difference. For one thing, there is a difference in how our dentists will address a knocked-out baby tooth versus a knocked-out permanent tooth. Also, the quicker you react […]

What To Do For A Tooth Emergency

Dealing with a dental emergency can be scary, especially if you don’t know what to do. Depending on what happened and the extent of your tooth emergency, there are different things you should do. From immediately after the tooth-damaging event to how to address the tooth emergency long-term, there are various courses of action to […]

Dry Mouth? What Medications Can Do To Your Teeth

Occasionally having a dry mouth is uncomfortable, but generally, it isn’t a serious issue. However, when you experience dry mouth frequently, it can have a serious impact on your teeth, as well as an overall effect on your oral health. Some of the signs of dry mouth are: Mouth feels sticky and potentially grainy Halitosis […]

We Want to Make You Smile! Let Us Help You Smile Again

There’s nothing quite like the sound a tooth makes when it gets chipped or cracked, or the instant flood of dread that fills you when you hear and feel your teeth take damage. Even worse, you may have been doing something very innocuous when your tooth became chipped or cracked. Often, cracked or chipped teeth […]

When Should My Kids Start Losing Their Teeth?

You watched your children’s teeth start to come in, likely beginning around the 6-month mark. Much like how your child’s baby teeth erupted in stages, so will your kid start losing their teeth in gradual stages. A common question our dentists here at Riverside Dental Care get asked is when parents should start expecting the […]

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