River Station Dentistry Blog

Long Live Your Crown! How Long Do Dental Crowns Really Last?

May 31, 2024

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Patient smiling with their new dental crowns

Dental crowns are a common way for dentists to restore damaged or decayed teeth, offering both strength and aesthetics. But how long can you expect your restorations to last? It’s a difficult question with many variables but understanding them can help you keep them around for a long time, yet. Continue reading to learn more about dental crowns and how to support them for a longer, healthier life.

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Erasing the Evidence: A Guide to Tooth Stains and How to Remove Them

May 17, 2024

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Patient smiling after having their tooth stains removed

A dazzling smile can light up a room, but accumulated tooth stains can dull your teeth over time. While avoiding certain foods and drinks can help, not all discoloration comes from eating. Understanding the types of staining that exist and how to get rid of them is the first step to keeping your pearly whites gleaming. Read on to explore the common causes of tooth discoloration and effective ways you can remove them!

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3 Things You Should Know About Oral Cancer

April 4, 2024

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patient at dental appointment being screened for oral cancer

Are you dealing with oral health issues? While cavities and gum disease may not pose immediate dangers, it’s crucial to stay alert because oral health issues, if left untreated, can escalate to life-threatening conditions. This is particularly true for oral cancer, a potentially deadly disease that demands attention. Continue reading to discover three vital facts about oral cancer to protect your smile.

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4 Reasons to Appreciate Your Dental Hygienist

April 2, 2024

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Smiling dental hygienist in dentist’s officeDentists get a lot of credit when it comes to promoting healthy smiles because they’ve undergone extensive training to earn their degree. However, your dental hygienist is equally important. They are experts in oral hygiene, with in-depth knowledge regarding the best ways to keep your mouth clean and healthy. Here are 4 reasons to appreciate your dental hygienist during your next cleaning and checkup.

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How to Store Your Toothbrush Safely

March 22, 2024

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Picture of toothbrushes

For most people, brushing their teeth is something they do habitually without a second thought. The routine is locked in—pick up the brush, apply the toothpaste, get it wet, and get clean. While there’s nothing necessarily wrong with this, it may also be a good idea to think about the details surrounding your daily dental routine. For example, you might want to consider how you store your toothbrush each night. Here are a few tips you might want to keep in mind.

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3 Oral Health Conditions Everyone Should Know More About

March 5, 2024

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Patient talking to a dentist

Having a good dentist on your side is incredibly important for your oral health, but any professional will tell you that the most important things that you’ll do for your teeth will take place outside the dentists’ office.

That’s why it’s important for people to have a thorough understanding of the most common oral health problems they could face, as well as what they can do to mitigate them. If you’re curious, here are some of the conditions that you’ll need to watch out for.

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How Can I Get Rid of Dental Plaque?

February 14, 2024

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Woman looking at her teeth in mirrorPlaque is a slimy, sticky substance that clings to teeth above and below the gum line. It’s a buildup of bacteria that can be yellowish or whitish in color. Everyone has plaque, which accumulates throughout the day. If it isn’t removed, it can damage your teeth and gums. Here’s how to safeguard your smile from the effects of plaque buildup to keep your mouth and body healthy.

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Dentistry Detectives: Uncovering Hidden Health Conditions

January 19, 2024

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Dentist and patient talking about health conditions

When you think about visiting the dentist, you probably think about getting your teeth cleaned or having a cavity fixed. However, what you may not realize is that a regular dental checkup could reveal much more than that! In fact, dentists are sometimes the first to detect underlying medical conditions that may not yet have shown symptoms elsewhere.

If you’re wondering what health conditions dentists can uncover, continue reading. You’ll learn how dentists become detectives when it comes to diagnosing your health.

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4 Tips to Help You Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution to Floss More!

January 1, 2024

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a closeup of a person flossing at home

As the new year unfolds, many of us embark on a journey towards self-betterment, typically by picking and choosing specific resolutions to stick to. Often, people tend to choose resolutions that revolve around health—going to the gym more often, cutting out junk foods, and improving their oral hygiene are a few of the most popular goals these days. If you’ve opted to floss more though, you’ve truly chosen a useful resolution to pursue; flossing is incredibly important for one’s oral health and should be done daily! Here are a few tips from your dentist to help you stick to your resolution to floss more heading into 2024.

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help You Progress in Your Career

December 20, 2023

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person with nice smile at job interview

As our smiles naturally exhibit signs of aging, including concerns like chipped teeth and discolored enamel, the opportunity for rejuvenation emerges within the realm of cosmetic dentistry. This transformative approach ensures that your smile becomes a source of confidence, especially crucial if you are pursuing a new job, seeking a promotion, or aiming to attract new clients. Explore the specifics to grasp how undergoing cosmetic dental treatments can significantly contribute to achieving the professional milestones you’ve been pursuing.

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