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Welcome to the Tooth Minute Tuesday at River Dental. Stay up-to-date with dental tips and information to help you stay on track to a healthy smile.


Keeping Your Kids Cavity Free

Keeping Your Kids Cavity Free

Posted Dec 4th, 2018

Ever wonder what actually causes cavities? It turns out there's a TONNE of things that are involved. In this blogpost, we talk about how meal frequency plays a part in cavity formation.

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How to Use an Electric Tooth Brush

How to Use an Electric Tooth Brush

Posted Nov 20th, 2018

How is an electric toothbrush used, and how does the technique differ from that of a manual brush? Well, the good news is that an electric brush pretty much makes everything stupidly simple. Here are 5 steps to turn an electric toothbrush into a plaque destroying weapon of glory.

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DENTIST CHECK UP - What to Expect when Going to the Dentist!

DENTIST CHECK UP - What to Expect when Going to the Dentist!

Posted Nov 13th, 2018

Dentist Check Up - WHAT TO EXPECT when you get your teeth Checked! Welcome back everyone! Today we’re talking about dental exams at the dentist! What should you expect? There are three steps to your check-up with a dentist. We’re going to go over each in detail, so you know exactly what you’re up against!

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SORE GUMS - The U Factor (The Final Cause)

SORE GUMS - The U Factor (The Final Cause)

Posted Nov 6th, 2018 in That Pink Stuff (...your gums)

Today, we’re discussing the final factor that contributes to sore gums. While the list we've been building over the last few weeks may not be exhaustive, it does9 cover the majority of situations that are associated with gum pain. This last item on this list might surprise you. In fact, it IS you.

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SORE GUMS - When it's not Gum Disease (Causes 2,3 and 4 of 5)

SORE GUMS - When it's not Gum Disease (Causes 2,3 and 4 of 5)

Posted Oct 31st, 2018 in That Pink Stuff (...your gums)

While sore gums can be due to periodontal disease (i.e. gum disease), that isn't always the case. Today we discover what other possible causes for sore gums exist, and discuss a few DIY solutions to tide you over until you can see your dentist. 9

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Teeth Bonding - What the HECK is it? (Procedure Video)

Posted Oct 23rd, 2018

So in summary, teeth bonding is...

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SORE GUMS - WHY?! (Cause 1 of 5 - GUM DISEASE)

SORE GUMS - WHY?! (Cause 1 of 5 - GUM DISEASE)

Posted Oct 16th, 2018 in That Pink Stuff (...your gums)

SORE GUMS! What causes them? In part 1 of a part 3 series, we discover how bone and gum loss from gum disease is caused by a massive war in your mouth between two different and powerful armies. We also delve into three action steps to take to get you on the right track, and out of pain.

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How BAD LUCK Causes Cavities- ...WHAT?!

How BAD LUCK Causes Cavities- ...WHAT?!

Posted Oct 10th, 2018

What causes cavities? The answer: SO MANY THINGS. In fact, it's an extremely complex disease. And it's a disease of the person, not the tooth. In spite of everything you do to prevent cavities, sometimes BAD LUCK will have it that you get a cavity anyways. Fortunately, there are strategies to nip things in the bud stage as to prevent root canals, toothaches, and extractions.

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