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COVID-19 Response

This blog is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Risk management in any business is of utmost importance and ensuring the safety of our patients and staff is our top…
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What is toothpaste made of?

It isn’t something we often stop to think about. But it makes sense to ask the question: what is toothpaste made of? It is a substance you are placing in…
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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…
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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…
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Are you a mo bro or mo sista?

Movember is an initiative that we at Riverstone Family Dental support. We align ourselves with the Movember vision – to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health…
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Top teeth tips for kids under 5

A positive rising trend is that more parents are encouraging their kids to adopt good oral health habits from a young age. This helps to prevent decay later on in…
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The sugar dentists recommend

Now that’s something you don’t hear often. Dentists are usually hounding you about reducing your sugar intake. But this sugar is different. This sugar, known as xylitol is found in…
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How to ditch the dummy

They say that ditching the dummy is harder than childbirth. This comforting habit becomes a drawn-out problem and the sooner you ditch the dummy the easier it is. Sleep, speech…
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Piksters are a gamechanger

In a world where just about everyone hates flossing, piksters are a gamechanger. What are piksters Piksters have disrupted the world of interdental cleaning. Previously dominated by dental floss, dental…
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Fearlessly Authentic

Riverstone Family Dental is just shy of being 2 months old. My hands are now pulling teeth out instead of peeling away skirting tape!! Everyday I come to work knowing…
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Should I get a gum lift?

If you’re reading this, then chances are you’ve looked into this procedure. A ‘gum lift’ may also be referred to as gum recontouring, crown lengthening or gingivectomy. Beauty bloggers and…
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All white everything

Teeth whitening is as popular as ever. Today I learnt that Khloe Kardashian’s dentist uses the same teeth whitening system I use, it’s called Philips ZOOM Teeth Whitening. Amazing what…
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My tooth looks black

There are many reasons why your tooth looks black. Black-looking teeth may feel sore. If you eat ice-cream or chew hard foods, they may hurt. Ouch! That’s okay! Check and…
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3 ways to cut dental costs

One of the major barriers to seeking dental treatment is cost. Here I explain three ways to cut your dental costs and achieve affordable dental treatment. Regular dental checkups At…
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Picky Eaters

Is your little one a picky eater? Picky eaters graze throughout the day and consume unhealthy foods and drinks. I become concerned with young picky eaters for two reasons: Reason…
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Am I brushing too hard?

You want to look after your teeth. You’re doing the right thing and brushing twice a day but sometimes you notice bleeding or your toothbrush gets worn quickly or your…
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Falling asleep on the bottle

Q&A today is on Bottle Decay – an ENTIRELY preventable condition. New mums especially, this is one topic you need to know about. It affects about 15% of 2-3yo kids,…
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Where did my tooth go?

Losing baby teeth is normal. When you’re about 6 or 7 years old, your first tooth might be wobbly.   That’s okay! A wobbly baby tooth usually tells us that…
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4 whitening tips you need to know

The reason why I care about teeth whitening is because no one should feel embarrassed or self-conscious when smiling. Also, changes in teeth colour can give us clues about changes…
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A new way to think about gums

Here’s what I explain to my patients: your gums are the foundation in which your teeth sit. Just like a house, if you have a bad foundation – it will…
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Kids’ Habits: mouth breathing

Welcome to a huge topic. For ease, I have listed the headings, feel free to skip ahead: Dylan’s Story (an example of a child suffering from mouth breathing) Getting to…
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