Category: Patient Education

Solutions for Broken or Lose Teeth

When you break a bone, you are unlikely to feel embarrassment. Instead, as you walk around with your cast, and perhaps some crutches, you’re likely to be met with sympathetic looks and conversation. If you break a nail, well, that can certainly be filed down easily enough. However, when you break a tooth, the initial… Read more »

We All Deserve to Have Smile Confidence

Smiling releases endorphins into your brain in a safe, easy, and healthy way. There are other ways of streaming these neurotransmitters through your body, but few are as easy as a grin. A study in England made a comparison between smiling and eating 2000 bars of chocolate in terms of endorphins. The Riverside dentists at Riverside Dental… Read more »

Root Canal Therapy: Not So Bad

Root canal procedures do not have the greatest reputation. Most patients who undergo root canal therapy are surprised that the level of discomfort is quite similar to getting a regular filling in a cavity. Since fillings are something that most adult Americans have undergone at least one time in their lives, you can see that… Read more »

Hidden Orthodontic Options

You may smile for the camera, smile at a new friend, or even flash a grin at a stranger. You almost certainly smile when you see an old friend, beloved family member, or your significant other.There are so many reasons to smile every single hour of every day. Yet some people end up hiding their… Read more »

Post Tooth Extraction Diet Plan

Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary when a tooth is impacted, in advanced stages of decay, needs to be prepared for dentures, or is cracked beyond repair. The procedure of extaction is common and there is no reason to worry. Anesthesia will allow you to remain comfortable during the extraction, and mild pain medication will take the edge off… Read more »

Root Planing and Scaling: What’s the Scoop?

When you go into the dentist for a dental checkup and cleaning, your designated hygienist is prepared to do their very best to remove excess tartar (hardened plaque) at the gumline. Root planing and scaling may be recommended as a more thorough treatment in order to halt gum infection which has already started. These may… Read more »

Try this Smile Makeover Quiz

If you envy the straight, white smiles of celebrities, friends, or family, perhaps you wish to emulate them. Are you curious about how cosmetic dentistry can enhance your smile for the better? Cosmetic dentistry is not just for the rich and famous. All types of people improve their smiles with cosmetic dental procedures. The Riverside… Read more »