Coping with a Chipped Tooth

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Summer vacation means more time outside for your kids and more recreational activities. This may mean time on the playground, swinging from monkey bars, riding bikes, skateboarding, or playing sports. From time to time, accidents may happen. A fall or spill or a collision on the field may result in... Read more »

What Happens When Your Braces Come Off?

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It may not seem like it when you get your braces on, but eventually, the day will come when your braces are removed. It may be months or even years, but that day will arrive. Getting your traditional braces removed is a simple and quick process that is completed in... Read more »

Brush and Floss for a Successful 2018

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Many New Year’s Resolutions fall by the wayside by Valentine’s Day--but they don’t have to! Choosing a simple and effective resolution can be the key to positive change. Why don’t you start with your smile? Let’s review some basics of oral hygiene that you can resolve to do in 2018.... Read more »

Possible Reasons for Your Sensitive Teeth

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Sensitive teeth are a common problem, but an important one to pay attention to. This is because it may be a sign of a deeper issue. Here at Riverlake Family Dental in Sacramento, CA, our team is happy to give you more information. Here’s a basic list of possible explanations... Read more »

What Does a Dental Checkup Include?

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As you may already know, your dental checkup is vital for a strong and successful oral health. This is why our dentist, Dr. Calvin Garland, strongly encourages you to have your checkup every six months. There are many reasons why you should have these checkups, and one of those reasons... Read more »

Are You a Good Candidate For Dental Implants?

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There are several good reasons for replacing missing teeth. For one thing, missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious, and can be a barrier in social and work situations. Without your teeth, you look older than you actually are. Spaces in your smile can cause problems when eat or speak.... Read more »

What to Expect When Your Braces Come Off

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You have spent many months, or even a couple of years with your braces. They may not be old friends at this point, but you have come to know one another pretty well by now. But the day is right around the corner when it will be time for the... Read more »

Recovering From a Tooth Extraction

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You can lessen your recovery time after a tooth extraction with a little planning. Nobody wants to have a tooth pulled, but occasionally it must be done. By planning ahead, you greatly increase your odds for a successful and speedy recovery. For a set of guidelines on what to do... Read more »