When you visit our office for an oral hygiene examination or dental procedure, we always ask about any changes to your medical history. It is extremely important that patients share everything they can about their medical history, including any diagnosis, procedures, or medication they may be taking. Your medical history and the medications you take can impact the way we treat you.
At Rivercrest Family Dental, we are always looking for ways to improve the care and experience we provide to our patients. Our goal is always to restore the function and aesthetics of our patients’ teeth so that they are proud to show them off and can live a better quality of life. One way we do this is through the technology we use in the office. With the advancements in dental technology over the years, we have been able to save time on treatments, reduce discomfort for patients, and complete involved treatments more accurately. We have recently added to the technology we have in our office.
When was the last time you visited our office for a routine oral hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months since you visited our office, now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment. We know that many of our patients have busy schedules during this time of year, but it is important to make your oral health a priority. Most dental insurance plans reset after the end of the calendar year, and we don’t want you to miss out on your remaining benefits. Read on to learn more.
After the heat we experienced this summer, we know that many of you are looking forward to cooler weather this fall. With Halloween right around the corner, cooler weather will be helpful when trick-or-treating and enjoying any costume parties. While dressing up is always popular around Halloween, another popular aspect of this holiday is candy. We want to share some helpful tips that will ensure your mouth remains healthy after this sugar-filled holiday.
Have you ever noticed something red or pink in the water when you rinse your mouth after brushing? If so, your gums may be bleeding. Bleeding gums can be caused by something as simple as food stuck between teeth that has caused irritation; however, if you experience bleeding gums regularly, it can be an indication of a more serious problem with your oral health. Continue reading to learn more about what may be causing your bleeding gums.
At Rivercrest Family Dental, we care about the health of our patients of all ages. We often stress the importance of caring for your oral health. Our adult patients are responsible for their own oral health, and children rely on an adult to help them care for their teeth. What about our teenage patients? While it is important for adults to ensure that our teenage patients are visiting our office for routine hygiene examinations and cleanings, adolescence is a time when teens become responsible for caring for their oral health on a daily basis. We want to help our teenage patients understand the harm they can cause to their teeth when they do not care for them properly.
One of the most exciting times in life is during pregnancy and having a newborn. Many patients are surprised to learn that pregnancy not only changes the state and appearance of the body but can also have some lasting effects on dental health. We wanted to share how your dental health can be affected during pregnancy and some helpful tips to keep your teeth in great shape. Even if you aren’t expecting it, you can forward this information to a loved one who might be experiencing this exciting time.
We don’t know about you, but we are thrilled that summer is starting soon. While we know it already feels like summer, we can all celebrate the official start in a few short days. While we hope you have tons of summer fun planned, we want to remind you to continue to care for your oral health because not caring for your teeth now can lead to unwanted oral health issues in the future. Continue reading to learn some helpful suggestions for caring for your teeth this summer.
Do you always find yourself reaching for a breath mint or keeping your distance from another person when you talk because you are concerned about the smell of your breath? Bad breath happens to us all from time to time. It is especially common after eating certain foods and drinking beverages such as coffee, which explains the term “coffee breath.” For many people, brushing and flossing their teeth or using a piece of sugar-free gum will help improve their breath. Unfortunately, if you struggle with frequent bad breath, your mouth may be giving you a warning that there is a problem with your oral health. Read on to learn more.
At Rivercrest Family Dental, we are passionate about our patients having healthy teeth and mouths. You only have one set of teeth to last your lifetime, and not caring for your teeth and mouth properly can lead to serious issues with discomfort as well as the need for dental intervention. This is one of the reasons we are so passionate about routine dental care and visiting our office at least every six months for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning. We see you and your family so infrequently during the year that it is important to be sure you are cleaning and caring for your teeth properly. We recommend that each patient inspect their teeth and mouth regularly for signs of any problems. Warning signs that may indicate a problem include: