Alternatives To Try Instead Of Consuming Candy This Halloween

Time always feels like it’s flying by! It’s hard to believe it’s October already, and Halloween will be here before we know it! Did you know that Americans purchase over $2 billion worth of candy during the Halloween season? While we know most of our patients love a sweet treat from time to time, a large increase in sugar from candy can be detrimental to your family’s oral health this Halloween. Thankfully, there are so many other options available instead of consuming your Halloween candy. We wanted to share some of our favorite alternatives.

What Is A Dental Crown?

Have we recently recommended a dental crown during a prior visit, but you have postponed scheduling the appointment? We know that an unfamiliar treatment can be a little intimidating, but a dental crown is a common treatment. In fact, there is a good chance you or a loved one will need a dental crown treatment at some point. We want to give you more information about this common treatment so you might better understand why you need it and to help you feel more comfortable with the process. Continue reading to learn more.

Dealing With A Dental Emergency

At Rivercrest Family Dental, we are here to help you and your family with all of your dental care needs, even when dealing with a dental emergency. Unfortunately, we know an emergency can happen at any time so it is important to be prepared with what steps to take if you find yourself or a loved one dealing with a dental emergency. It is also important to know what steps can be taken to help prevent a dental emergency from occurring.

Milestones: 1st Visit To The Dentist

Do you have a young child or loved one in your life and are unsure when they should visit the dentist for the first time? There are so many milestones in a young child’s life that it can sometimes be overwhelming to remember when each event should take place, especially if you are experiencing everything for the first time. We typically recommend for children to visit the dentist for the first time around their first birthday or within six months of their first tooth emerging. If you are realizing that your child is older and has not had their first visit to the dentist, that’s ok! There is no time like the present to schedule their visit. A first visit to the dentist can be overwhelming. We want to share some helpful tips to help your child (and you) before their first visit. Read on to learn these tips.

Please, Don’t Delay Dental Treatment!

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.

Is Stress Jeopardizing Your Oral Health?

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.

Reasons You Should Never Skip A Dental Checkup

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.

This Common Disease Could Be Putting Your Oral Health At Risk

Has it been some time since your last visit to our office? We continuously stress the importance of visiting our office for routine hygiene examinations and cleanings. You may be surprised to learn that we do more than clean your teeth and check for signs of tooth decay when you visit our office. Routine examinations are important because we inspect the mouth for signs of serious diseases that can not only affect your oral health but your overall health as well. February is a special month because we recognize the importance of preventing one of these diseases. Read on to learn more about this common disease and to see if you may be experiencing symptoms.