Frequent Headaches? The Cause May Be in Your Mouth

Did you know that in many cases, frequent, or even constant headache pain can be treated more effectively by your dentist, instead of by your GP? Headaches are strange beasts. Their cause is often elusive, and they can range from mildly irritating to unrelentingly painful. Since frequent headaches can interfere with your quality of life, […]

Five Reasons Why You May Have a Dry Mouth

We all know drinking copious amounts of water is good for one’s health. And, boy howdy, when you’re feeling parched, there’s nothing better than a tall drink of ice-cold water to dampen that dry mouth of yours. But what do you do when you find yourself drinking far more than the recommended amount, and are […]

The “Harmless” Habit That Could Make Your Teeth Fall Out. Literally.

Do you wake up some mornings with a headache of origins you can’t define? Do you experience vague muscle pain in your face? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of bruxism. What’s bruxism? You likely know it by its more informal name – two names, actually: “clenching” and “grinding.” It’s also not something you’ll […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]