We know that life can get busy, especially with the beginning of the school year and fall activities quickly approaching. If you or a loved one has been putting off or delaying a dental treatment, there is no time like the present to schedule the appointment. Delaying a recommended treatment can lead to a dental emergency, the need for additional treatments and added expenses. Delaying dental treatment can greatly impact the future of your oral health. Continue reading to learn more.
At Rivercrest Family Dental, we want our patients to feel their best when it comes to their smile. We often have adult patients who comment that they would love to have straight teeth but are not interested in traditional metal braces. Patients are often surprised to learn that we offer other solutions that can easily fit into any lifestyle. Invisalign® is an orthodontic option that uses clear trays to slowly transition teeth into the desired position.
Do you have a high-stress lifestyle or job? Do you often feel like there isn’t enough time in the day to accomplish your daily goals? While we all certainly feel this way from time to time, if this describes you on a daily basis, we want to share some important information about how your stressful lifestyle may be affecting your oral health. Read on to learn more about the ways in which your oral health may be in jeopardy.
It can be disheartening and upsetting to experience tooth loss. Oftentimes, when we think of tooth loss we imagine the cause being severe decay, and while that is a common reason for tooth loss, it is not the only cause. Some patients may lose a tooth or teeth due to gum disease, severe facial trauma, a medical condition, and even certain medications. Patients can be left feeling self-conscious even if the tooth is not easily visible. We encourage our patients to replace any missing teeth as soon as possible, not only for aesthetic purposes, but due to the negative impact it can have on your oral health.
Are you in need of a tooth replacement? It can be overwhelming dealing with the emotions of losing a tooth and needing to choose a tooth replacement option at the same time. We are here to help you every step of the way in making a choice that will be beneficial for your lifestyle and your budget. We offer one replacement option that we recommend to every patient because of the natural appearance as well as the high level of function in the mouth — dental implants. Continue reading to learn more about dental implants and if you would be a candidate for treatment.
Do you wake each morning after a full night’s sleep and still feel like you didn’t get enough rest? Maybe you’ve heard from a loved one that you frequently snore. If so, you may be experiencing the effects of a common sleep condition that affects nearly a billion people each year — sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common condition that causes patients to stop breathing for a short time due to the tongue blocking the airway and causing the obstruction. Each time you stop breathing, due to lack of oxygen, your brain is alerted to the disruption, causing you to wake. This pattern typically continues through the entire sleep period.
When was the last time you visited our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been quite some time since your last visit, we recommend calling soon to schedule your appointment. We know that life can be busy, especially during this time of year. It always seems like work, family commitments, children’s sports and activities and events take up endless amounts of time. We are here to remind you that you need to make your oral health a priority. Routine examinations allow us to not only thoroughly clean your teeth, but to inspect for decay and other oral health complications as well. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of routine dental examinations.
At Rivercrest Family Dental, we believe in treating our patients of all ages with personalized one-on-one care that is customized to fit the individual needs of each person. We combine advanced dentistry with a gentle, friendly style to help patients feel welcome and comfortable while in our care. We strive to treat all of our patients like family, so their opinions are important to us. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with some of our patients to hear their thoughts and receive feedback about the practice. Click the link to view the video and hear what they have to say.
Would you love to make a change to your smile before the spring and summer arrive? The spring and summer months are a popular time for special events such as proms, graduations, and weddings, while the summer is when many people plan special trips and vacations. No matter what your future plans are, we offer a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can quickly and easily improve your smile. Continue reading to learn more.
Every day, we think about how lucky we are to have our office located in New Braunfels, TX. Founded in 1845 by German settlers, this quintessential town offers a wide range of activities, restaurants and entertainment. Many residents are fond of the easy drive to Austin and San Antonio, with Austin being approximately fifty miles north and San Antonio approximately thirty miles away. However, many adults choose to remain in town to enjoy all New Braunfels has to offer.