oral care

How Dental Implants Can Improve Your Life

Dental implants are becoming the new standard in tooth replacement because they feel, fit, and function like natural teeth. They offer a long-term solution for people with tooth loss or chronic dental problems. The dental implants are artificial roots that give a permanent base for replacement teeth so they stay in position. They are designed …

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What Repair Options Do You Have for a Chipped Veneer?

What can you do if you have chipped your veneer?  Are you required to simply replace the whole thing, or do you have other options?  At River Valley Smile Center, we are here for all your dental needs, including repairing or replacing damaged veneers. Many Veneers Can Be Repaired As with the repair work on …

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Do Your Dental Implants Need a Facelift?

Dental implants are technological marvels that look and perform exactly like your natural teeth.  Once they have been properly implanted, they should last for years to come.  The maintenance is exactly the same as the maintenance for your natural teeth.  However, as with natural teeth, dental implants can sometimes become damaged or discolored through use.  …

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Is Baking Soda Toothpaste the Right Kind for You?

Choosing the right toothpaste can be difficult these days. One option that has become popular over the past few years is toothpaste containing baking soda. Some people prefer a healthier natural alternative to toothpaste that contains fluoride. Fluoride toothpaste has been linked to strengthening enamel, but some people prefer to use toothpaste without it. There …

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Keeping Your Toothbrush Sanitized is Imperative to Good Oral Health

Your toothbrush is the foundation of tooth care.  It removes tartar and germs to keep your smile beautiful and your teeth healthy. It is imperative to practice toothbrush care in order to promote the proper oral hygiene. You should replace toothbrushes approximately every 3–4 months or when the bristles become damaged or flatten out with …

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The Confidence Boost That Comes with Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you stand in front of the mirror and practice a smile that looks natural, yet hides your teeth?  Do you prefer to avoid bright lights for fear that they will illumine flaws in your teeth?  Do you wish that you had teeth that were whiter, straighter, or otherwise cosmetically different?  If you answered “yes” …

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The Oral Health Benefits of Using the Same Dentist for a Lifetime

In our society today, change is one of the few constants.  Whether it’s changing jobs, moving into a new home, or changing the circles of friends we associate with, it seems like we change everything around us just as often as not.  Yet, there are some advantages to keeping things the same, and nowhere is …

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