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.
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.
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:
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.