When Should I See a Dental Specialist?

Dental specialists, as their name suggests, specialize in certain areas of the dental field and provide targeted, personalized treatments for patients. Your general dentist will refer you to a specialist to treat a complex dental issue if they can’t diagnose or treat it themselves. Types of Dental Specialists There are a number of different types […]

My New Year’s Resolution for Dental Health

Nothing makes the new year brighter than a beautiful, glowing smile. 2018 is the year to put your dental health first! With proper oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist, you can enjoy the benefits of a confident, healthy smile. Healthy Mouth Resolutions We’ve created a list of resolutions that are easy to stick […]

Healthy Foods for Your Teeth

You’ve heard the saying “you are what you eat,” and that couldn’t be truer when it comes to your dental health. Without proper nutrition, your teeth cannot be at their strongest or brightest. Here are the best foods you can eat for a beautiful smile. Dairy Yogurt, cheese, and milk all contain protein and calcium […]

How Oral Health Can Affect Your Overall Health

When you see your dentist, you aren’t just looking out for your oral health. The health of your smile can impact your overall health in many ways, from your digestion to your heart health! Digestion Your teeth help you properly break down food in order for it to be digested efficiently. Having decayed or missing […]

Oral Health Throughout History

Have you ever wondered what dental practices were like in the middle ages? We’ve put together a brief history of oral health to answer your burning questions! Ancient Times According to the American Dental Association (ADA), in 5000 B.C., a Sumerian text described “tooth worms” causing dental decay. Later on, between 500 B.C. and 300 […]

Fact vs Fiction: Do Root Canals Hurt?

Have you been told you need a root canal to remove an infection and save your tooth? You probably think you’re in for a painful experience. Truth is, there are many myths out there regarding the root canal procedure. We’ve broken down some common thoughts around the treatment and taken a look at what’s true […]

Benefits of Modern Dental Technology and Procedures

The benefits of modern dental technology and procedures are countless. Not only are modern procedures more efficient, but they also support faster healing time. On the whole, they are a lot more inexpensive than the previous decades. Advanced Technology At River Vista Dentistry, we use state-of-the-art technology to get you a healthier, brighter smile. As […]

Are Organic Toothpastes Right for You?

Today, organics are praised as being the healthiest options. But how do organics fit into your dental hygiene? There are many types of toothpaste on the shelves today, including organic brands like Tom’s of Maine. What distinguishes them from other brands like Colgate or Crest is the ingredients they contain. How do you know if […]