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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Root Canal Saves The Day (And The Tooth!)

No one really wants a root canal, but when you have an infected tooth, the relief you can feel from a root canal can be almost euphoric. But sometimes, when people are in enough pain or don’t understand their choices, they may opt to have a badly infected tooth extracted rather than have a root […]

February Is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Children who are taught to practice good dental hygiene during childhood are far more ready to take care of their teeth as adults. On the other side, there is also a good deal of research that indicates that poor childhood hygiene that leads to dental pain can lead to a lower quality of life, sleep […]

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 […]

Why Does Your Dentist Care About How You Breathe?

Your nose is possibly the most underappreciated organ of the human body. The nose is the body’s primary organ of smell and also functions as part of the body’s respiratory system. As you breathe in, your nose warms, moisturizes, and filters air before it enters your lungs, and this process is critical for your overall […]

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