Get Your Holiday-Ready Smile Now

December has arrived, which means many of our patients are busy thinking about their upcoming holiday plans. There is no better time to learn about the ways to improve your smile before your upcoming holiday events. We offer a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can change your smile in any way you wish. Two of our more popular treatment options can improve a number of imperfections and concerns with your front teeth. Read on to learn more.

Mouth Cancer Awareness

November is not only the month when we celebrate Thanksgiving and spend time with loved ones, but it is also the month when we recognize Mouth Cancer Awareness. This month is dedicated to the knowledge and awareness of oral and mouth cancers. Any type of cancer cells found on the lips, tongue, cheek, and gums is considered mouth cancer. We stress the importance of routine oral care, not only to look for decay, but also because we inspect your mouth for signs of cancer during your appointment.

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We know that dealing with issues with your oral health can be emotional and overwhelming. It can lead to years of avoiding routine oral care and receiving needed treatment to improve your smile. For some patients, the hardest part of the journey to restoring their oral health is picking up the phone and scheduling the first appointment. However, once they do and they see their smile for the first time, the joy they feel makes it all worthwhile. We want to share a patient video that shows one of our recent patients and his feelings when he saw his smile for the first time. Click here to watch the video and learn more.

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.

Tooth Replacement Options

Have you recently learned you need to have a tooth replaced? There are any number of reasons why we may recommend a tooth replacement, such as severe decay, gum disease, trauma to the mouth, aging, side effects from medication or illness. No matter the reason, choosing a tooth replacement option can be overwhelming. We want to ensure our patients have the knowledge and confidence to choose a tooth replacement that is best for their lifestyle and budget. At Rivercrest Family Dental, we offer several tooth replacement options and are here to help you every step of the way during the treatment process. We may recommend a treatment such as: