Fermented Food to the Rescue

We know what you might be thinking. The word “fermented” hardly sounds appetizing. And, if you’ve personally sworn off sauerkraut long ago … well then your kids don’t stand a chance at adopting these oh-so-good-for-you treats! There’s a whole world of yummy fermented foods that are not only tasty but super nutritious. Plus, they can […]

School Backpack Awareness Day

Ah…the start of the school year. Freshly sharpened pencils, new folders, crisp packs of paper, and the promise of a great year. For certain, there will be a million things to attend to, but one of the most important is what’s lurking in those backpacks … heavy stuff! And, all that heavy stuff is bad […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 tips to help kids overcome fear of dentists

  For child, going to the dentist can be a scary event. Lying on a chair in an unfamiliar room filled with unfamiliar noises, objects and smells, all while a stranger is poking cold, metallic and unknown objects in his month. But there is some good advice from the professionals to make the trips to […]