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  • DIY Teeth Whitening
    We all want our best and brightest smiles, and today there are many options we can explore at home to make those beautiful smiles a reality. Whether it’s healthy habits, Read more
  • Water Features
    Heading for the beach! Hiking to the lake! Keeping cool with a tall, frosty glass of ice water in a foreign bistro, or taking a refreshing gulp from the fountain Read more
  • A Word to the Wise about Wisdom Teeth
    There are some pretty exciting rewards to look forward to as you transition from your mid-teens to your 20s. Driving! Voting! Graduation! But there is one rite of passage that Read more
  • Memorial Day: Parades, remembrance, and the unofficial start of summer!
    “The purpose of all war is peace.” - Saint Augustine Fire truck sirens, baton twirlers, marching bands covering patriotic tunes, colorful floats, costumes, and millions of red, white, and blue American Read more
  • Plaque Attack? Let’s Fight Back!
    Plaque is a sticky subject! It sticks to the enamel of our teeth above and below the gum line, and it collects around fillings, braces, and other dental work. Plaque Read more
  • Celebrate Your Mom’s Smile with These Mother’s Day Gifts
    Mother’s Day is around the corner, and if you’re looking for some different gifting ideas for one of the most important people in your life, we have some suggestions for Read more
  • The Best DH in Baseball
    Oh, wait—did you think we meant Designated Hitter? Oh, no, we’re not getting into that debate! What we want to talk about is the best Dental Habits you can practice Read more
  • Three Must-Have Dental Treatments
    There are numerous options for dental treatments out there, so how do you choose which are right for you? Our experts at Riverside Family Dentistry have handpicked the three must-have Read more
  • Make Every Day Earth Day
    Earth Day began in 1970 as an event to raise awareness of our environment. What began as a single day in April is now recognized around the world to bring Read more
  • Anatomy of a Smile Makeover
    A smile makeover is usually a combination of one or more cosmetic dental procedures. To achieve your desired result, the doctor may perform or suggest a variety of options. The Read more
  • April is National Facial Protection Month
    The Importance of Facial Protection Americans from all walks of life should mark April as National Facial Protection Month on their calendars. The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Academy for Sports Read more
  • Is a Loose Tooth a Lost Tooth? Not Necessarily!
    When we were small, a loose tooth wasn’t a reason to be worried. On the contrary! It was a time to celebrate: A permanent tooth on the way. A sign Read more
  • Symptoms That Could Mean You Need a Root Canal
    Every tooth packs a lot of layers in a very small area. The outer, visible part of our tooth, the crown, is covered in protective enamel, and the lower root Read more
  • Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day
    Millions of people, around Moline, Illinois and beyond, wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so they can show their spirit for the holiday and avoid getting pinched. While it may Read more
  • Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Mouths
    At Riverside Family Dentistry, we know the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease (or gum disease), and both are among the easiest to prevent. One Read more
  • Women's Hormones and Oral Health
    At Riverside Family Dentistry, we know that hormones affect a woman's mood, but did you know they can also impact the health of a woman’s mouth? Women are susceptible to Read more

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