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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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Signs & Symptoms Of An Abscess Or Other Dental Infection

Tooth aches can occur because of a number of issues. A cavity, gum inflammation, gum recession, or an infection in the tooth — all can cause an ache. Some tooth aches can be severe. These occur when an infection is … 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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Could Poor Gum Health Trigger Health Challenges Beyond The Mouth?

Riverside Dental Arts recently joined an organization called the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, or AAOSH (aaosh.org/). We felt it was important to be connected with this membership of like-minded dental professionals for several reasons, but mainly because of … 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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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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The Oral Health – Whole Body Health Connection

It wasn’t all that long ago when people believed their brains were dormant during sleep. We now know that our brains are busy throughout the night doing housekeeping that fine-tunes it’s ability to serve as an efficient central control system. … Continue reading

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Is Oil Pulling A Fad To Ignore Or A Beneficial Practice?

I occasionally run across fads and trends on the internet related to dental care, some of them very concerning. I remember seeing a number of posts from people promoting the use of baking soda and peroxide as a DIY whitener … Continue reading

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Afraid Of Going To The Dentist? We Can Help.

I remember watching an episode of “The Three Stooges,” where Curly Joe was the unfortunate ‘patient’ of Moe. Using large, toolbox pliers, Moe was using all his might to uproot the tooth, twisting and turning the pliers. And, as you … Continue reading

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Why We ‘Probe’ Gum Tissues During Cleanings.

Most patients have a ‘cleaning’ during their 6-month dental check-ups, which are known as ‘prophys’ in the dental profession. Prophy is an abbreviated term for prophylaxis, which is the cleaning needed to remove plaque. During the appointment, we begin by … Continue reading

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To Remove Third Molars (Wisdom Teeth) Or Not?

By the average age of 13, a normal mouth has 32 teeth. Then, between ages 17 – 21, the third molars appear, which are also called wisdom teeth. When wisdom teeth emerge correctly, they aid in chewing. If, however, the … Continue reading

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Lessen Damage From Sugar For A Healthier Smile

While Americans struggle with obesity (now over one-third of adults), diabetes and an ever-increasing list of inflammatory diseases, they are finding it harder and harder to avoid sugar consumption. It seems to be an unavoidable part of our diets, added … Continue reading

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Is Dental Fear Causing High Percentage Of Adults With Gum Disease?

According to data collected as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 46 percent of American adults over the age of 30 have some level of gum disease … Continue reading

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Colas Are NOT Good For Your Smile

When I watch a commercial promoting the ‘refreshing’ and ‘thirst-quenching’ appeal of soft drinks, I can see why so many Americans add them to their daily beverage intake. However, when you know what’s really in those beverages and the havoc … Continue reading

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How To Kick Dental Fear To The Curb!

If we are honest with ourselves, most of us have a fear of something. It could be a fear of heights, snakes, spiders, flying, dogs or tight spaces. Yet, one of the most common fears of American adults is fear … Continue reading

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