Month: August 2012


Bruxism, or gnashing and grinding of the teeth,  is one of the most prevalent oral health concerns today affecting an estimated 20% of the population. It can occur both during waking hours, usually subconsciously, and while sleeping.  At least 80% of bruxers deny the condition or are completely unaware of the occurrence. Another common disorder …

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     At River Valley Smiles, we have always been dedicated to providing great smiles to our patients with our outstanding general and cosmetic dentistry, that’s why it was natural for Dr Charles Liggett and the River Valley Smiles team to broaden our treatments to include non-surgical facial cosmetics. We are proudly treating patients with BOTOX and …

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     Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots. They are made of sterile titanium cylinders, and recommended by dentists for a variety of functions. Depending on your needs and condition, dental implants can replace one or more teeth without affecting neighboring teeth, as well as provide support for a bridge, eliminating the need for a removable …

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Root Canals

     Root canals are a painless procedure that will preserve your tooth and keep the structure from becoming damaged due to infection and bacteria. It is really not that much different, from the patient’s perspective, than other dental procedures.   Root canal treatment involves thorough cleaning and removal of infectious bacteria that have the potential to …

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Same Day Crowns

     The E4D System provides us, at River Valley Smile Center, with the capability of delivering same day dentistry to you using the latest in technology and clinically proven materials.   In contrast to conventional dentistry, which often takes two full appointments to restore a single tooth, the E4D System enables the doctors to digitally scan the prepared …

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Cosmetic Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures

The dentist treating the patient with missing teeth plays a huge role in natural appearance, function, and facial expression.  The appearance of the entire lower half of the face depends on the teeth, where they are placed and their supporting structures. It is usually not too hard to determine that a person is wearing an …

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Clear Braces

Clear braces are an effective way of straightening your teeth as discreetly as possible. Instead of cumbersome metal braces, clear braces involve a system of clear, removable teeth aligners that are virtually invisible. You can even take them out while eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Each set of aligners is custom-designed for your teeth.   …

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Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from …

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