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  • Three Reasons We're Fans of Fluoride
    Why all the fuss about fluoride? Your dentist recommends it, your toothpaste is formulated with it, most of our drinking water contains it. Just what is it about this mineral Read more
  • Whitening Teeth with Braces
    Now that you are working hard to improve your dental health and appearance with your braces, it might seem like a logical time to whiten your teeth as well. But Read more
  • Happy Holidays! Healthy Holidays!
    It’s the holiday season! With so much to do and so much going on, you want to be at your best. We have some ideas to help make your season Read more
  • It's been years since my last appointment; what should I expect?
    Feeling apprehensive or guilty for not visiting a dentist in over a year is common, but coming back to receive dental care is easier than you may think. Our dental Read more
  • Toothache: A dentist or the emergency room?
    Emergency care dentists are equipped to handle any tooth emergency. Seeing us first takes less time than having to sit in a hospital emergency room, only to be told to Read more
  • Canker sores, cold sores, and mouth sores: What's the difference?
    At Riverside Family Dentistry, we know many people have experienced some form of mouth sores or irritation. Some mouth sores are harmless and go away on their own after a Read more
  • November Marks National Diabetes Awareness Month
    Diabetes is a chronic disease that increases the risk for many serious health problems, including severe gum disease. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and it’s a great time for us Read more
  • Can children be at risk for periodontal disease?
    You want to check all the boxes when you consider your child’s dental health. You make sure your child brushes twice daily to avoid cavities. You’ve made a plan for Read more
  • Surprising Ways to Prevent Cavities
    There are numerous ways to prevent cavities. Some, like brushing your teeth regularly and visiting our Moline, Illinois office, are more obvious than others. Beyond the standard methods of preventing Read more
  • Chipped Your Tooth? Now What?
    Accidents happen. Next time you’ll wear your mouthguard when you skateboard, never use your teeth to open anything, and carefully step away from your grandmother’s hard candy dish. But what Read more
  • Are My Child’s Baby Teeth on Schedule?
    Your darling three-month old is crying and fussy—can she be teething already? Or, your happy baby boy has just celebrated his first birthday—with only one tooth in that beautiful, gummy Read more
  • What's on your fall reading list?
    How better to spend the fall months than inside by the fireplace with a warm cup of cider and a book in hand? the doctor and our team at Riverside Read more
  • Can You Repair Your Tooth Enamel?
    There are lots of ads out there for toothpastes that claim to repair damaged tooth enamel. Can you treat cavities and tooth decay at home? Well, mostly, no, you can’t. Can you Read more
  • Good Oral Health Habits When You’re Pregnant
    the doctor and our team at Riverside Family Dentistry will tell you that good oral health habits when you are pregnant are very important. A plaque or infectious buildup can Read more
  • Are you a tooth grinder?
    Perhaps you had a particularly irritating commute home from work, and you realize at the end that your jaw was clenched tight the entire time. Or maybe you grind your Read more
  • September is National Gum Care Month!
    Can you believe it's already September? At Riverside Family Dentistry, we know that gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal disease, can be difficult to recognize. Many people don’t recognize the Read more

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