Author Archives: TimThomas

Your Child’s 1st Dentist Visit

It is important for all parents to understand that the earlier they bring their children into the dentist’s office, the more natural their appointments will feel. The American Dental Association recommends that children visit the dentist for the first time by the time they are 12 months old. For many parents, this seems almost laughable […]

Seal Out Decay

Dental sealants have been around for many years as a preventive treatment to protect the teeth from cavities and decay. Dental sealants are applied to the teeth in order to “seal out” decay from damaging the teeth. As the back teeth, the premolars and molars, are difficult to clean, dental sealants are a preventive measure […]

What is a Necessary Dental Concern?

If you have ever asked yourself, “Is this something I should bring up with my dentist?” then you have had a necessary dental concern. The long and short of it is that any dental concern that you have – no matter how small it may seem – is a necessary concern to your dentist. Your […]

Professional Teeth Whitening Kits

It seems like just about everyone wants a brighter, more beautiful smile these days. White teeth are associated with a healthy, youthful, and beautiful appearance – all of which millions of Americans strive to achieve each year. From over the counter products, natural at-home treatments, and cosmetic procedures, it can be hard to decide which […]

Relief for Sensitive Teeth

If you enjoy drinking hot coffee or ice water or eating ice cream or cold fruit because of the twinge of pain that you feel in your teeth, it is time to talk to your dentist about your sensitive teeth. Millions of Americans suffer from tooth sensitivity, and there are different underlying causes that need […]

Six Months to a More Beautiful Smile

Rolling Ridge Dentistry is pleased to offer a revolutionary, short-term orthodontic system that is designed to help adult patients achieve the beautiful smile that they have always desired. With Six Month Smiles, patients are able to achieve a straighter, more attractive smile to help them feel more confident and put their best face forward – […]

Your Tasters Could Test Your Oral Health

Taste buds help us perceive – you guessed it – taste. On average, humans have around 10,000 taste buds, found on the tongue, palette, inner cheek, and throat. We have the most taste buds during early childhood, and the amount declines as we age. There are five different categories of taste detected by our taste […]

The Buzz on Electric Toothbrushes

We hear this question a lot as dental professionals: Is an electric toothbrush really better than the old-fashioned kind? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), manual toothbrushes can be just as effective as their more technically advanced siblings. At the end of the day, it’s the way you brush, not what you use to […]