Keeping Up With Your Dental Hygiene? The Rest of Your Body Will Thank You!

They say the mouth is the window to the body. All sorts of health concerns exhibit symptoms in the mouth: diabetes and celiac disease to name two. You may wonder then, if certain diseases can be detected in our mouth, is it also possible to prevent certain illnesses by taking better care of our teeth? […]

7 New Ways to Prepare your teeth and mouth for Fall

There are a lot of “sevens” in September. There’s the name; which is derived from the Latin “Septem,” literally meaning seven; then there’s the fact that other than the vowel “e,” the word September has seven different letters in it (neat!); and the curious fact that September was actually the seventh month of the year […]

Success! Your Teen’s First Solo Dental Appointment

So your little one is not so little, and they get to visit the dentist all by themselves! Up until now you may have even been in the room during their dental visits, perhaps with your own list of questions about their teeth. The time has come, though, to hand over the reins to your […]

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 […]

Another Reason Not To Skip Your Dental Visits

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. It’s also among the most preventable and curable when caught early. And, since May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month, we want to clue you in on just how critical a partner your dentist is when it comes to detecting this […]

Does My Child Need Sealants Again?

As a parent, you understand that protecting your child’s teeth from decay and early loss when young is just as important as protecting their permanent teeth from the same fate. So do dentists. That’s why the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends placing dental sealants on the first and second set of permanent molars (those […]

Things You Should Know About Your Teeth as You Age

If you’ve ever considered the prospect of living without teeth as you age, it’s probably caused yo u considerable amount of distress just thinking about it.Multiple tooth loss can indeed be traumatic and costly, and, for some, the remedies are less than ideal. That said, you’ll be pleased to know that aging itself isn’t much […]

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 […]

Start School with a Healthy Smile

Congratulations! You survived the first few weeks of school and managed to keep your head on while helping your children get accommodated with their new classrooms. You can successfully cross off back-to-school clothes, school supplies, and sports equipment from your to-do-list. Now that the stress has subsided it is the perfect time to cross off […]