What causes Cavities and How to Avoid them

Doctors always recommend that parents limit their children’s candy intake, especially on holidays like Halloween. It’s important to help your children stay healthy, but it’s not always easy! And it’s definitely not fun to feel like the bad guy. Through understanding the potential consequences of a sugar overload, both you and your kids can feel […]

The Perfect Road Map To Oral Health

On July 3rd, 1806, two years into their journey to chart the unchartered West of America, pioneer explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark reached a challenge of epic proportion – the Rocky Mountains. What next, they wondered? Without a map, they were forced to do what explorers do – explore, and hope for the best. […]

Cracked Teeth: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

With people living longer and more stressful lives, cracked teeth are seen more and more often at the dentist’s office. Yet cracked teeth can be difficult to detect for a number of reasons, most notably that the pain often comes and goes. Because of the short periods of erratic pain, it can be difficult to […]

Can Gummy Vitamins Harm Your Child’s Teeth?

Kids hate vitamins – we know. That’s why if you ask parents, gummy vitamins will rank as one of the best kid inventions of all time. Kids love ‘em! Kids want more of ‘em! Kids steal them and bring them to school! Wait. What? Yes. Gummy vitamins are a fantastic way to get your kids […]

For your Dental Health – Foods you should Avoid!

Even though our team here at River Rock Dental enjoys seeing you on your visits we want to help you prevent coming in an unnecessary amount of times and promote dental health. This can be done easily by maintaining good oral and dental health. Aside from preventing cavities and stains by brushing after every meal […]

Questions Every Parent Should Ask their Child’s Orthodontist

There are a variety of reasons your child may need braces. It may be recommended by your orthodontist as a way of repairing your child’s bite or to prevent your child from a number of oral and dental problems in the future. As a parent it is important for you to be informed on the […]

7 Everyday Habits that Damage your Teeth

Today we want to share some known and not so know facts about tooth damage. Take a look at these 7 habits that can cause damage to your teeth.     #1 Brushing too Hard You have the first good oral hygiene habit down if you are brushing at least 2 times a day. However, […]

5 ways a Parent can Help their Child Overcome the Fear of the Dentist

1. Keep Answers Positive and Simple When you child starts to ask questions about the dentist answer as positively and as simply as you can. Avoid using words that may make them fearful such as drill, shots, or bleeding. You don’t have to elaborate but just remind them that dentists are people too and they […]

New Year, New Smile: 5 Family Dental Resolutions

The new year is fast approaching, and with that comes a great opportunity to think about resolutions that will benefit you and your family. So why not consider a dental resolution? A healthy dental resolution will keep your family’s teeth clean and cavity free. River Rock dental wants to encourage you and your loved ones […]

Questions every Parent Should ask their Child’s Dentist:

1. How old should my child be before I make his first dental appointment? We recommend that your child visits the dentist as early as 6 months old. These visits focus on parental education, as well as checking the child’s oral health. It is very beneficial for the patient as well as the parent because […]