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Should You Brush Your Teeth or Floss Them First?
added on: February 21, 2024

Maintaining good oral hygiene is a key aspect of overall health, and the best way to protect your oral health is to brush and floss your teeth regularly. However, the age-old question of whether to brush or floss first has sparked numerous debates. While both brushing and flossing play pivotal… Read More…

How Do I Know If My Toothache Is Serious?
added on: February 9, 2024

How Do I Know If My Toothache Is Serious? February 9th is Toothache Day – a day dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of dental health and the prevention of toothaches. While occasional tooth sensitivity is common, it’s essential to recognize when a toothache may indicate a more serious… Read More…

Sedation Dentistry for Kids: A Comprehensive Guide for Curious Parents of an Anxious Child
added on: February 5, 2024

Even the simplest of dental visits can be a source of anxiety for children, making it challenging for both parents and your dentist to ensure a positive experience. This is why the team at My Rivertown Dentist wants to take a moment to talk about our gentle, safe sedation dentistry… Read More…

7 Dental Resolutions for a Healthy New Year
added on: January 5, 2024

As we step into a new year, it’s the perfect time to prioritize our oral health and make resolutions that contribute to a brighter, healthier smile. Your dentist in Madison understands the importance of a confident and healthy smile, so let’s explore 10 dental resolutions that can transform your oral health… Read More…

Unwrapping the Mystery of Bad Breath: Causes & Treatments for Mistletoe Moments
added on: December 19, 2023

‘Tis the season for joy, laughter, and mistletoe moments. However, bad breath can be the ultimate Grinch, stealing the magic from those festive encounters. Whether you’re stealing a kiss under the mistletoe or indulging in holiday cheer with loved ones, bad breath can put a damper on the festivities. Luckily,… Read More…

5 Ways to Protect Your Teeth During Illness
added on: December 14, 2023

As winter settles in, bringing with it the usual array of sniffles, coughs, and fevers, it’s crucial to be mindful of your oral health amidst the seasonal health challenges. From December through February, the cold and flu season peaks, and even though your primary concern may be to recover quickly,… Read More…

The Essential Role of Flossing in Your Oral Hygiene Routine
added on: November 21, 2023

When you visit your Madison dentist, you may have found yourself asking, “Do I really need to floss?” After all, you diligently brush your teeth twice a day, every day, so how significant can flossing be? The truth is, flossing is an integral part of any home oral hygiene routine,… Read More…

Balancing Oral Health and Wellness for Kids
added on: November 15, 2023

Parents have the responsibility to teach their children correct oral hygiene practices and to ensure that their dental health is in harmony with their whole body health. Children suffering from painful gums, uncomfortable bites, and cavities are unable to be 100% healthy. Kids can suffer from “adult” dental issues such… Read More…

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month
added on: November 8, 2023

November is a special month for many reasons. We come together for all of the Thanksgiving festivities, enjoy the last moments of fall, and begin feeling the anticipation of the holiday season. But there’s another special reason November is important – it’s Mouth Cancer Action Month. This annual event, organized… Read More…

The ABCs of Children’s Dentistry: A Guide for Parents
added on: November 4, 2023

At My Rivertown Dentist, we see patients as early as their first year. This generally coincides with the eruption of their first tooth, which is an important milestone in a child’s oral health journey. Your children are invited and encouraged to tag along with you and their siblings, even if… Read More…

Does Purple Toothpaste Really Whiten Teeth or Is It Just Color Theory?
added on: October 23, 2023

Purple toothpaste has taken the oral care market by storm in recent years, promising to not only clean your teeth but also whiten them. But is it just a gimmick, or can it actually transform the color of your teeth? While your dentist in Madison will always recommend a professional whitening… Read More…

8 Tips to Enjoy Halloween Treats Without Damaging Teeth 
added on: October 10, 2023
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Halloween is a time of spooky fun, creative costumes, and, of course, delicious treats. From candy corn to chocolate bars and everything in between, the allure of Halloween candy is hard to resist. However, indulging in these sugary delights can come at a cost to your dental health. The good… Read More…

How Can Myofunctional Therapy Help My Child? 
added on: October 6, 2023
My Rivertown Dentist in Madison

Myofunctional therapy can be beneficial to a number of patients, including children suffering from disruptive and even painful symptoms. Therapy can be customized to meet a child’s individual needs and is most successful when parents are motivated and committed to helping their child break certain habits.  Throughout myofunctional therapy, patients… Read More…

What is SMART Dentistry and What Does It Treat?
added on: September 23, 2023

It’s important to get kids off to a great start in life in every way possible. In addition to things like promoting education and teaching good behavior, caring for the health of young people will build a foundation that serves them well for a lifetime. That certainly applies to oral… Read More…

Is Gum Recession Reversible? 
added on: September 14, 2023
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Gum recession, also known as gingival recession, is a common dental concern that many people face. It occurs when the gum tissue surrounding the teeth wears away or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth’s root. Gum recession can be distressing, and many patients want to know whether or not… Read More…

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