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4 Oral Health Benefits of Green Tea

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Recent medical studies are showing that green tea has special oral health benefits for people all over the world. Here are the four main reasons why a switch to green tea could improve your smile. 1. Freshen your breath. Green tea is a fantastic natural breath freshener. This may be due to the fact that […]

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Do You Have Gum Disease?

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With connections to conditions like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and premature birth, gum disease poses a serious risk. Most people barely know what gum disease is and yet it affects an average of 50% of American adults. That figure jumps to 70% for senior citizens. It’s worth taking a minute to consider whether you’re also a victim. […]

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What to Do if Your Dental Crown Is Loose

Loose dental crown

It’s scary and frustrating at the same time when you realize your crown is coming loose. Dental crowns are supposed to be solidly cemented to the tooth they’re on. So if yours starts to come off, that can be a sign something is wrong. Why is your crown loose? Some possible reasons include: It was […]

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Could Grape Seed Extract Help Your Dental Fillings Last Longer?

Dental fillings

Getting a filling usually isn’t a lot of fun. But what’s even worse is the fact that no matter how good the filling is, it won’t last forever. While some can last quite a while, all fillings eventually break down when the tooth around them weakens. According to some emerging research from the University of […]

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How to Keep Kids’ Smiles Safe This Summer

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River Ranch Dental has the tips you need to keep your child’s teeth safe through summertime activities. Fight Against Tooth Decay Keep the junky summer snacking to a minimum. After a little indulging at the local fair on cotton candy and snow cones, make sure your kids rinse out really well with water. Ask Dr. […]

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Three Big Benefits of Wearing an Athletic Mouthguard

Athletic Mouthguard

Wearing a sports guard during your soccer game or wrestling tournament may be required. But even if it’s not, you or your child deserves the best protection from common dental injuries. Investing in a professionally fitted athletic mouthguard can give you better results than buying a loosely fitting tray at the supermarket. If you haven’t […]

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What Are Your Alternatives to a Removable Partial Denture?

Partial dentures

A tooth can cause a lot of trouble simply by not being there. Gaps in your smile don’t just look bad – they can throw off the alignment of other teeth and make it difficult to chew or speak. Most patients opt to replace missing teeth with a removable partial denture. This is usually a […]

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What Is Galvanic Shock?

Galvanic Shock

Have you ever experienced a zinging sensation in filled teeth when you bite down? If so, you may be experiencing galvanic shock. This term refers to the electrochemical reaction between two dental restorations made from different materials. Why It Happens Galvanic shock doesn’t occur very often, these days. It usually results when people have metal […]

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Straighten Teeth Without Braces!

Straighten Teeth Without Braces!

Perhaps you’re one of the lucky ones who made it through high school without a metal mouth. Now that you’re settled into your career and adult life, you are a little more concerned about the esthetic appearance of your front teeth. It’s time to decide which steps to take next. What wasn’t a big deal […]

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3 Simple Ways to Lower Your Risk of Getting Dental Cavities

3 Simple Ways to Lower Your Risk of Getting Dental Cavities

By stopping cavities in their tracks, you can dodge the bullet of costly and time-consuming dental treatment. Here are some cavity prevention tips inspired by the River Ranch Dental team. 1. See The Dentist More Most people only make it to their local dental office once a year. It’s recommended to go twice a year, […]

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