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I have a sweet tooth, how do I avoid decay?

If you have a sweet tooth, then you have come to the right place. Not only do I have a sweet tooth but I am also a dentist. Yes, it is great to say “just avoid sugar”. But in an age of cheat meals, doughnut shakes and FOMO, how does one do that? It’s okay […]

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3 things to expect after a gingivectomy

So you’ve had a gingivectomy. Or maybe you’re considering it but want to know what to expect afterwards? This blog talks about the aftercare following this procedure. At Riverstone Family Dental, we can discuss your options when it comes to your gum health. Prevention is always better than cure. This is why 6 monthly checkups […]

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Crowns and bridges – do you know the facts?

Have you been recommended a crown or bridge? If so, it is worth reading up about these two dental treatments. In this blog, I cover the basics and the facts. Crowns and bridges: what they are, what they are used for, the preparation involved, how to look after them and any possible complications. Like any […]

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What is the point of fissure sealants if they just fall out?

  Your time is limited. In between sports training, tutoring and drop-offs and pick-ups there is very little time for extra activities. This especially applies to health appointments. You simply do not have time for problems such as fissure sealants that fall out. I have created this blog in response to a lot of parents […]

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Want lit breath? Check out these 4 expert tips

Bad breath is not pretty. Picture yourself in downward dog taking a deep breath out. Or getting cuddly with your significant other. The last thing you need is a breath complex. Did you know? One of the top causes of bad breath is gum disease? More than 700 different types of bacteria live in the […]

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Why do we get earaches, headaches and toothaches on a plane?

When was your last plane ride? You may have needed to travel for business, a family holiday or for leisure. In this day and age, everything is faster and the last thing you need are toothaches. Flying to destinations is therefore becoming more and more favoured over other modes of transport. Whether for work or […]

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So you want veneers. Do you know all your options?

Options! We all love those. But with options comes decisions. And making decisions is anything but simple. So how about I simplify the veneers decision for you? I’ll give you some background information, pros and cons, and you can walk away from this blog and make an informed decision. Remember, if you would like me […]

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Pregnant? How can improving your gums lead to a healthier baby?

Pregnancy is amazing isn’t it? There is no other life event which can drastically change your life. Any mum to-be can tell you it is exciting and scary at the same time.  Your decisions become selfless as you start to consider the life forming inside your womb. Pregnancy complications, difficulty conceiving and premature babies rank […]

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Quiz: 7 easy questions to get to the bottom of your tooth sensitivity

So you have tooth sensitivity. I’m going to give you a quick and easy way to troubleshoot your tooth sensitivity. Sensitivity can sometimes be considered a normal part of life. It’s just something we feel and we deal with it. However, it is usually a sign that there is something wrong. Sensitive teeth can be […]

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6 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Tooth Extraction

A tooth needs to be extracted or taken out when it has suffered extensive damage. This can be in the form of decay, fracture or infection of the nerve in the tooth. It can also be because of gum disease. Extractions have decreased dramatically over time. However, putting off visiting your dentist can increase your […]

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