Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry – A Precious Smile  Pediatric dentists are specially trained to handle problems particular to children, such as dental developmental difficulties and root canals on adult teeth that have not fully formed. However, most children are treated by general dentists. A general dentist often has a relationship with the entire family and therefore has…

Dental Cosmetics

Dental Cosmetics

Dental Cosmetics – All You Need To Know About It The term itself: Cosmetic dentistry is concerned with the appearance of teeth and the enhancement of a person’s smile. In this field, the emphasis is on the art of dentistry, not just the science. On the surface, creating white teeth, or even whole new teeth…

Aging and Dental Health

Aging and Dental Health

Dental Health and Aging Taking care of one’s teeth and gums is as important for senior citizens as it is for youngsters — if not more so. After all, the state of an elderly person’s oral health can have a significant bearing on quality of life: how comfortably he or she can eat, speak, and…

Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies – How and What Any trauma to the mouth that may cause bleeding and lacerations to the gums, and dislodge or fracture teeth, and may require immediate medical attention. Whether the result of an accident or biting on a piece of food that’s too hard, mouth injuries can cause teeth to become cracked,…

The Importance of Saliva

The Importance of Saliva

Saliva, or spit, plays a significant role in maintaining oral health. It is derived from blood and acts as the bloodstream of the mouth. What this means is, like blood, saliva helps build and maintain the health of soft and hard tissues. When saliva flow is reduced oral health problems such as tooth decay and…

Breastfeeding and Infant Oral Health

Breastfeeding and Infant Oral Health

Breast milk is best for your baby, and the benefits of breastfeeding extend well beyond basic nutrition. In addition to containing all the vitamins and nutrients your baby needs in the first six months of life, breast milk is packed with disease-fighting substances that protect your baby from illness. That’s one reason the American Academy of Pediatrics…

Tooth Extraction – Facts for Comfort

Tooth Extraction – Facts for Comfort

Tooth extraction: Dentists and oral surgeons (dentists with special training to perform surgery) perform tooth extractions. Before pulling the tooth, your dentist will give you an injection of a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If you are having more than one tooth pulled or if a tooth is…

Bad Breath And Its Cures

Bad Breath And Its Cures

What is Bad Breath? Bad breath is a common problem that can cause significant psychological distress. There are a number of potential causes and treatments available. Anyone can suffer from bad breath; it is estimated that 1 in 4 people have bad breath on a regular basis. Halitosis is the third most common reason that…

Braces vs Invisalign

Braces vs Invisalign

What is Invisalign? Invisalign clear braces are a fairly new orthodontic treatment, many patients may be skeptical about their effectiveness. The notion that crooked teeth can be corrected so easily seems to go against the idea of enduring years of discomfort associated with traditional orthodontics. At Deep River Dentistry, we have successfully helped many patients…

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

What are wisdom teeth? Anthropologists believe wisdom teeth, or the third set of molars, were the evolutionary answer to our ancestor’s early diet of course, rough food – like leaves, roots, nuts and meats – which required more chewing power and resulted in excessive wear of the teeth. The modern diet with its softer foods,…

Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers

What are dental veneers? Dental or even porcelain veneers tend to be thin covers of medical-grade ceramic that are expertly mounted on the entrance surfaces of the teeth with a dentist to attain an instant smile change. Veneers are able to change the form, size, duration, and color of the person’s the teeth. These veneers…

Healthy Diet

Healthy Diet

A healthy diet is a healthy smile Dental caries is caused by a thin film of bacteria called “plaque” that coats your teeth. When you eat or drink, the plaque bacteria digest any sugar and produce acids that attack your tooth enamel. The stickiness of plaque keeps these acids in contact with the enamel for…