Dental X-Ray Education: What is a Bitewing?

A bitewing X-ray is the most common type of dental X-ray and is named for the wing-shaped, plastic placeholder (or tab) that the patient bites down on while the camera is positioned and pressed up against the cheek. These winged tabs contain the film inside them while the X-ray machine takes the picture. Your dentist will take two bitewing X-rays,... read more »

Dental Tips for Athletes

If you’re an athlete, then you need to care for your smile while you practice and play, no matter which sport you participate in. This is very important because if you’re not careful, there is a chance you can suffer dental problems and even dental emergencies. So, to help you care for your smile while you play sports, our dentist,... read more »

Are Your Dentures Slipping? If So, Try Dental Implants!

Are you finding yourself with your dentures slipping or are you wishing you had something stronger to keep your oral appliances in place? If so, we have news for you! Dental implants work well for different things and are slip-free. That is why, our team here at Riverdale Dental Center in Brighton, Colorado, is happy to talk to you about... read more »

Things You Need for Your Smile’s Health

The holiday season is upon us filling the air with delicious spices and sugary aromas all around us. As this holiday approaches, our team here at Riverdale Dental Center in Brighton, Colorado, is ready to help you with tips and tricks when it comes to scaring cavities away from your smile this Halloween season. As always the best place to... read more »

Got Grills? Here Are Some Ways to Take Care of Your Smile

If you’ve chosen to decorate your smile with grills in Brighton, Colorado, it’s very important that you take great care of your teeth and gums. If you care for your oral health, you will be able to have the strong, successful, and healthy smile you deserve. Our Riverdale Dental Center team recommends caring for your smile by doing the following... read more »

The Effects Eating Disorders Have On Oral Health

Bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are two major eating disorders which affect over 10 million Americans. Individuals who have these eating disorders can develop poor health, which includes poor oral health. Tooth Erosion 89% of bulimic patients show signs of tooth erosion according to the National Eating Disorder Association. This is because the stomach acids from purging coat teeth and... read more »

Tips for Effective Flossing

Flossing helps to promote a healthy lifestyle. Heart disease has been linked with gum disease, and gum disease can occur within just 24 hours! (And you thought visiting the dentist was scary! Failing to floss is even scarier.) Incidentally, most patients who floss daily don’t fear dental appointments at all. We recommend brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing... read more »