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 […]

Benefits of Teeth Straightening

If you’ve yearned to do something about your crooked teeth but couldn’t quite justify the expense, you may be underestimating the benefits of straight teeth. While perfectly aligned teeth may create an aesthetically pleasing smile, they are also very important to your overall health and well-being. Here are some reasons to why getting your teeth […]