Band Instruments and Your Teeth

Learning a musical instrument enhances cognition, trains focus, and helps channel adolescent energy. There’s also the added benefit of a built-in social network of kids working to bring alive once again the musical works of the masters. Despite all that good stuff, though, some instruments might pose a hazard to the integrity of your child’s […]

Energy Drinks and Your Teeth. Should You Worry?

We’ve all been there. It’s been a busy week, and after a few late nights in a row, you’re really starting to feel it. You’re TIRED. And, the worst part is, it’s 3 o’clock in the afternoon, and you’re still at work! Yep. You’ve got the 3pm slump, and what seems like a whole day […]

Teach Me How to Brush: 6 Toddler Training Tips

Getting kids to brush their teeth is one of those initial standoffs you’re going to experience with your children. Children are programmed by nature to instinctively resist having things placed in their mouth, and a long vibrantly colored toothbrush with spiky things at the end of it is certainly enough to send a child into […]

Choosing the Right Sippy Cup

Sippy cups. The cup for toddlers. Or, is it? After all, there’s the transition cup, the toddler cup and the kid bottle. Which is correct? And how about all the styles and materials to choose from? Or the fact that certain types of sippy cups tend to land kids in the E.R.? Who knew cups […]

Getting Your Mouth Ready for a Summer Vacation

Summer is about to burst onto the scene. And with it, your free time will turn to busy time as you plan, plan, plan for your relaxing summer vacation. So, while you’re thinking about where you’ll go, where you’ll eat, and what you’ll see along the way, don’t forget to plan a visit to your […]

Four Tips that Can Help Minimize Tooth Misalignment in Children

While heredity is the most common cause of misaligned teeth, a child’s individual development and oral habits can also play a role. The fix is typically orthodontic treatment, but there are a few things you can do to help minimize the severity of a bad bite before teeth set and braces become the inevitable choice. Keep an […]

Cosmetic Dentistry for Teens

Ladies and gentlemen, cosmetic dentistry is no longer just for Mom and Dad. Teens have caught on, and they’re looking to boost self-esteem, combat cavities, and correct congenital cosmetic concerns. With everyone on television sporting a perfect smile, kids will no longer settle for you being the only person in the family with access to […]

Oral Surgery – River Rock Dental Austin, TX is your place!

In some cases, dentists refer patients to a specialist for oral surgery. However, general dentists are trained to perform some minor oral surgeries, and your dentist has also taken significant postgraduate courses for various procedures. So that you can receive the majority of your dental care in the same office, where you feel comfortable, cared […]

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 […]