What are Dental Veneers, and When are They Used?

Strikingly-white, straight, perfect teeth. It’s something we all want – and especially so during our teen years. Whitening kits and toothpastes can help, and sneak-arounds like sipping coffee and soda through a straw can also aid the cause. But what do you do when one of your kid’s teeth gets cracked or chipped – or […]

Invisalign® Clear Braces

An attractive, bright smile can enhance one’s self-esteem and confidence. Unfortunately, many people are reluctant to smile due to misaligned, overly crowded or widely spaced teeth. Invisalign therapy helps straighten the teeth in a speedy, convenient manner without metal braces. Most patients complete the therapy and achieve beautiful smiles in less than one year. Is […]

7 Ways Your Dental Assistant is Your Best Ally

Dental assistants are the glue that keeps a dental office together. They’re also a tremendous asset when it comes to keeping your kids calm at the office. Without them, your local dentist’s office would be a whirlwind. Let’s learn more about how dental assistants can help you and your family. 1. By taking and developing […]

Blotchy Teeth? Fix Those Fluoride Stains Today!

Do you have white and brown splotches or streaks on your teeth? If you’re alarmed and beginning to think it’s a form of tooth decay, you’ll be pleased to learn it’s more likely a case of mild to moderate dental fluorosis. Fluorosis occurs when tooth enamel is exposed to too much fluoride early in its […]

Uncomfortable Dentures? Maybe It’s Time For A Denture Reline.

If you’re a denture wearer, and your dentures have begun to fit less comfortably than in the past, you may wish to consider having them relined. Denture relining is a simple and affordable procedure that reshapes the underside of a denture to make it more comfortable as it rests against your gums. Relines are referred […]

4 Methods for Non-surgical Bite Correction

If you’ve ever spoken with someone about correcting an underbite, your conversation no doubt centered on the painful idea of having to break the jawbone. Maybe you discussed the weeks on a liquid diet because of a jaw that was then wired shut, and the application of braces both before and after surgery. Luckily, not […]

Dental Implants – Getting to the Root of Things

With regular dental care and some luck, you may never be a candidate for a dental implant, but knowing about them ahead of time will help inform your decision should the need ever arise. So, what are implants, how do they work, and who needs them? How Does a Dental Implant Work? Dental implants are […]

5 Ways To Get Your Green On This St. Pat’s

As the saying goes: “On St. Patrick’s day, everyone is Irish!” Gallant parades flow down city streets, Irish music flows out of public houses, shamrock pins are dusted off from the year prior, and liquids of all sorts turn a shade greener. And, when it comes to the health of our bodies and our teeth, […]

Fluoride and Floss: What You Need to Know!

February was National Children’s Dental Health Month! This year’s slogan hits two very important concepts for keeping our kids’ dental health in tip-top shape. The 2018 slogan is: “Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile.” Yes, it’s a no-brainer to say, but actually doing it takes a little […]

A simple Idea can be very powerful – Everyday Hero at River Rock Dental, Austin

River Rock Dental in Austin, TX is proud to recognize Amanda Shelton, our office manager at our Southpark location, as an Everyday Hero of 2018. With the help of River Rock Dental patients she was able to begin a program called “Smiles in Need” to help dental patients that cannot afford the care they need. Smiles […]