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 […]

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 […]

Is Your Child Really Brushing? How to Tell if They’re Faking.

Do you have a faker in the house? If you’re past the toddler stage of teeth-cleaning 101, and are now at the point where your child is dutifully following a routine and brushing twice a day on their own, congratulations! So what’s next? Well, you might be surprised to learn that as dutiful as your […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tricks and Treats: Tips for Maintaining Your Child’s Healthy Smile this Halloween Season

It’s no secret children enjoy wearing costumes and LOVE collecting tons of candy during Halloween season. And everyone deserves a little treat here and there. But let’s not forget that excessive sugar can lead to unhealthy smiles for your little ones. River Rock Dental wants to share some easy tricks and treats that are safe […]