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How to know if you grind your teeth at night and what to do about it

Grind your teeth at night? This is known as bruxism. Bruxism is the excessive clenching or grinding of teeth which is not done as part of normal chewing. Grinding your teeth can be a problem because it causes an enormous amount of wear of your teeth and puts a strain on your jaw joints and […]

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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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You hate root canal treatment but do you know what it is?

Who needs root canal treatment? Root canal treatment or endodontic treatment allows you to save a decayed, diseased or injured tooth. Your own natural tooth functions better than artificial alternatives. In some cases, artificial teeth may not be possible or are too expensive and having a gap due to taking a tooth out may not […]

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How to get Meghan Markle’s smile

There is no doubt about it. Meghan Markle’s ultimate accessory is her smile. Her simple wedding style allowed us to focus our attention on her smile. Ladies and gents, dazzling pearly whites will never go out of fashion. You can spend thousands of dollars on a dress which will last one season or invest in […]

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Asthma and your mouth – what you need to know

Perhaps you or your child are asthma sufferers. Asthma can be a debilitating condition which can impact on your quality of life. But do you know how asthma can affect your mouth? This week’s blog discusses what asthma is, how asthma and the mouth are linked and asthma symptoms in the mouth. Read on to […]

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Everything you need to know about dental extractions

In this day and age, there is a large emphasis on preserving teeth. However, wisdom teeth extractions are very common and other teeth still get damaged or broken down to a point where they may require removal. Function and appearance are crucial factors to consider when deciding whether to save or extract a tooth. This […]

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Why some people get extra teeth and what to do about it

Supernumerary teeth or “extra teeth” is a topic not often discussed. This is when there are more teeth than normal in either a child or adult mouth. You can get extra baby or adult teeth and often they come through in very unusual positions. For example, an extra tooth that comes through in the roof […]

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Headaches, jaw aches and disorders of the jaw joint

The jaw joint is also known as the “temporomandibular joint” or “TMJ”. You can feel where your TMJ sits by placing your fingers just in front of your ears and opening and closing your mouth. The TMJ controls these movements: opening, closing and moving your jaw side to side or forwards and backwards. We wouldn’t […]

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Why is my tooth cracked and do I have to get it pulled out?

Cracked tooth syndrome is painful and unpredictable. Cracked tooth syndrome is a diagnosis your dentist may use to describe a tooth which has a specific set of signs and symptoms indicating it is cracked. The teeth most commonly affected are molars or premolars (the back teeth). However, it may affect any tooth. What are the […]

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Tooth enamel defects: the good, the bad and the ugly

Enamel is the hard outer layer of the tooth. It is the hardest substance in the human body – harder than bone. As enamel forms, it can be very sensitive to any disturbances or disorders during pregnancy or infancy. Enamel defects can form during the early stages of tooth development, affecting the baby teeth or […]

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