Category Archives: Tooth Loss

Why We Recommend Dental Implants.

For many years, I’ve been a proponent of dental implants. Not only have I completed advanced training in this area of dentistry, I have been a long-time member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), achieving Associate Fellowship status … Continue reading

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A Custom-Made Mouth Guard Can Prevent Costly Damage

With football season upon us, the growing concern about concussions has been a hot topic on the airwaves. However, while head injuries are a risk of this rigorous sport, any contact sport can lead to injuries of the head. Although … Continue reading

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How To Conquer Your Fear Of The Dentist

I know someone who nearly drowned as a youth. It’s a feeling that has never left him and has since invoked a sense of fear every time he’s in the water. Although he’s a strong swimmer now, he feels there … Continue reading

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Many Advantages For Adults Who Straighten Teeth

When I discuss cosmetic dentistry with patients who wish to improve the appearance of their smiles, our conversation doesn’t just focus on creating a smile of white, pretty teeth. We discuss the importance of the shape, size, and position of … Continue reading

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Has Your Denture Started To Slip? Here’s Why. (And How To Stop It)

One of the reasons that sea oats are so precious is in how they help sand dunes to resist erosion. In addition to their beauty, we’ve learned that they prevent sand from giving way to wind and rain. This preserves … Continue reading

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New Research On Gum Disease Shows Arthritis (RA) Trigger.

For decades, scientists have conducted research and studies to delve into the delicate interworking of the human body. Often in an effort to pinpoint the triggers for cancer and other diseases, they have carefully examined the intricate and integral nature … Continue reading

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Crown & Bridge – Not Always ‘Apples To Apples.’

When some people are missing one or more natural teeth, one of their options for replacement is with a crown-&-bridge combination. This is possible when a natural tooth exists on each side of where missing teeth are to be replaced. … Continue reading

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How You Care For Your Smile Can Save You Money!

As most families try to fund the added expenses for summer getaways or fun outings, having this time precious together can also pose a strain on some budgets. To save up for these well-deserved indulgences, many people look at their … Continue reading

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Cosmetic Dentistry – A More Beautiful Smile In The Right Hands.

When you think about it, your smile is pretty much ‘front-&-center’ when it comes to your overall appearance. Your smile has a prominent place on your face and it is often the first thing people notice when meeting you. It … Continue reading

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The ‘Dreaded’ Root Canal – Far More Comfortable Today Than Its Reputation.

At Riverside Dental Arts, we tend to recoil when we hear the illustrative slant, “…as bad as a root canal,” since we know, using modern techniques, a root canal is far from its terrible reputation. Of course, having any dental … Continue reading

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Dental Implants – A Lifetime Value!

Like most, I grew up being taught the value of a hard-earned dollar, learning early that “money doesn’t grow on trees.” This is what prompts us to carefully weigh the long-term value of the purchases we make. Getting the most … Continue reading

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Statistics Show Men Not As Diligent When It Comes To Their Smile

Having good oral health has taken on new light over the past few decades, thanks to an enormous amount of research. In addition to avoiding cavities, tooth loss, and gum disease, a healthy mouth is now understood to be a … Continue reading

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Having A Dry Mouth Creates Extra Challenges For Your Oral Health

Do you feel your breath is not-so-fresh sometimes? For many of us, it occurs when our mouths are dry. However, having a dry mouth can cause problems far worse than bad breath. In every mouth, there is a certain amount … Continue reading

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Why We Are Fans of Dental Implants

I have been selecting, placing and ‘restoring (attaching replacing teeth) dental implants for decades. I’ve not only receiving advanced training in the diagnosis and placement, I have continued to take continuing education that have kept me on the cutting edge … Continue reading

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Pancreatic Cancer – New Findings Show It May Be Triggered By Periodontal Disease

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 47 percent of U.S. adults over the age of 30 have some level of gum disease. This percentage increases with age, with over 70 percent of adults over 65 … Continue reading

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