Monthly Archives: October 2011

DNA Testing Now Shows Your Risk For Gum Disease!

Riverside Dental Arts is now using a significant advancement in dental medicine. Through a simple DNA test using saliva, Drs. Rich and Carmichael can now help in determining the specific type and quantity of disease-causing bacteria in your mouth! It … Continue reading

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What A Dental Laser Can Do For You

In our office, we use the Odyssey Diode Dental Laser. This laser allows for precision therapy of oral tissue, including gum recontouring, bacteria removal, uncovering implants, repair of oral ulcers, and other oral tissue related procedures. It is also able … Continue reading

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Gum Disease Nothing To Ignore!

Millions of people don’t know they have this serious infection that can lead to tooth loss if not treated. Still today, so many of American adults are unfamiliar with the warning signs of periodontal (gum) disease. For example, many people … Continue reading

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Not All Crowns Are Created Equal

We occasionally get calls from people asking, “How much do you charge for a crown?” This is similar to calling a shoe store and asking, “How much are a pair of shoes?” Like shoes, this question is too complicated to … Continue reading

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Clenching? Grinding? Headaches? Migraines? Read On ….

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) describes conditions that affect jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints, and nerves associated with chronic facial pain.  Problems involving the TMJ are often attributed to a misaligned bite. When upper teeth do not meet properly to lower … Continue reading

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Schedule Treatment Now To Use Insurance Coverage Before Year’s End

It’s October, and patients are already discussing treatment they’d like to complete before the year’s end. Many wish to use dental insurance coverage and some want procedures performed during year-end holiday or vacation days off. Let us help you maximize … Continue reading

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Sores In & On The Mouth

They are annoying and painful! Mouth sores may be symptoms of a disease or disorder. Any mouth sore that lasts a week or longer should be examined. Among the most common are: Canker sores: Small ulcers with a white or … Continue reading

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October Is National Dental Hygiene Month!

What better time to rededicate yourself to your oral health and wellness than October, which is National Dental Hygiene Month! Here are ways to avoid problems, minimize (or avoid) treatment costs and keep dental visits short and sweet! – Thoroughly … Continue reading

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Repairing A Gap Between Front Teeth

When adult teeth emerge, some people find their two front teeth fail to come together, leaving a gap. This is called diastema (dy-as-tee-mah). Repairing this with today’s exceptional techniques and materials in dentistry is easy and typically requires only one … Continue reading

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