gum health

Should You Get a Bridge or Small Dental Implant for a Few Missing Teeth?

If you are missing a few—but only a few—teeth you may be wondering whether a bridge or a dental implant would work better for you.  There are advantages and disadvantages to each, and ultimately only you know what is best for you, but here are a few things to consider about each. Dental implants. Dental …

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What Happens When You Have Chipped Veneers

Dental veneers are a wonderful way of transforming your smile and fixing damaged, gapped, discolored, or crooked teeth.  Unfortunately, sometimes a dental veneer—much like the tooth that it is covering—can be damaged or chipped due to the rigors of biting and chewing.  When this happens, we are here to help you get things fixed up …

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Holistic Dental Habits That Can Keep Your Mouth Healthy

It’s important for you to establish some regular habits that can help keep your mouth looking and feeling great.  It’s even better if you can do so by using holistic methods.  At River Valley Smile Center, we work hard to educate you on all aspects of your dental health, and holistic habits are no exception.  …

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What Goes On When You Have an Oral Cancer Screening?

The term ‘oral screening’ refers to the act of looking for oral cancer before a patient shows any noticeable symptoms. Finding cancer during the early stages makes treatment easier and more effective and thus oral cancer screenings are a very important part of your oral hygiene. Scientists are still trying to better understand oral cancer, …

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