Holiday Dental Gift Ideas

Racked for gift ideas this season? Fear not, because we’ve got some great ones for you. And we think they’re great because they’re all … dental-related! If your little one has a tough time in the dental chair, or if they despise their daily dental health routine, these toys can help. By giving your kids […]

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 you for help in boosting their self-esteem, combating cavities and correcting congenital cosmetic concerns. With everyone on television sporting an uber-white, perfect smile, your kids are no longer going to settle for you being […]

Baby Teeth Grinding – Sounds Horrible, but is it Harmful?

We’ve all heard the harm that kids sleeping with a baby bottle or sippy cup can do, and we know the dangers that thumb-sucking can pose for kids’ dental health, but one thing you never think about is baby teeth grinding…until you hear it for the first time! Should you Worry about Your Baby Damaging […]

How Much Do Your Kids Know About Your State?

Still ironing out your travel plans? Summertime is the best time to take the kids to a lake, national park, campsite, or other beloved summer destination. And if you’re looking for ways to sneak a little education into their growing minds, this is the perfect time! Often, these fun sites will have little history lessons […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]