Dental Phobia – Why There’s No Reason To Be Afraid Anymore

Fear of the dentist is extremely common. If you have had an unpleasant dental experience at any time in your life, it is understandable that you may be apprehensive about seeing the dentist, even if you are in pain. Not attending dental check-ups can lead to preventable issues like cavities, plaque accumulation and tooth decay. […]

Healthy Foods & Drinks That Are Actually Bad For Your Teeth

If you are what you eat, that’s even more true for your teeth and gums. Drinking and eating starchy or sugary foods, means you’re not only feeding yourself, you’re also feeding the germs (bacteria) that can cause tooth decay and gum disease in your mouth. When we think of bad foods for our teeth, we instantly […]

‘Tis The Season For Tooth Cavities!

Christmas is almost upon us again and for most of us, ’tis the season for a little more indulgence! Chocolate, cake, chips, Christmas pudding, custard, endless bowls of sweets – you name it, we munch it. Drinks are flowing, nibbles are being passed around, and our nearest and dearest from far and wide are coming […]

Everything You Need To Know About Children’s Dental

At Riversdale Dental we believe in preventative dental care and encourage our patients to bring their children to the practice as soon as their teeth start to show. This can be as early as 4 months. Our caring and friendly team is well experienced in children’s services, and as parents themselves, they understand the challenges. […]

The Evolution of Dentures

The First Dentures Dentures trace their roots back to around 700 BC when the Etruscans of ancient, northern Italy made the first false teeth out of human or animal teeth tied together with gold wires.  The materials they used were not likely to stand up to the pressure placed on teeth during eating and were […]

Root Canal Therapy: A Misunderstood Treatment to Restore Your Smile

Root Canal Treatment- Riversdale Dental

You’ve probably heard a few myths about root canal therapy. As a commonly misunderstood treatment, root canal treatments have a reputation of being one of the most painful endodontic procedures. However, many myths about root canals are simply not true. Below, we’re setting the record straight on three misconceptions surrounding this procedure and the latest […]

Mouthguards can save more than your teeth.

Most dental injuries in sport can be prevented if a professionally fitted mouthguard is worn.  Sport is engrained in our culture. Most parents on any given weekend are running their children to and from sports commitments. And for good reason, participation in sports can help build self-esteem, reduce obesity, increase confidence and can help build […]