How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

A Guide to Dental Implants

Losing teeth, no matter the reason, is rarely a good experience. In fact, most would call it one of the most difficult things you’ll ever have to deal with. Teeth are part of your everyday life. You rarely notice it until you lose them, though. The good news is that... Read more »

How to Floss

Flossing is one of the best things you can do to keep your oral health at the right levels. From cleaning teeth to removing plaque, it’s an indispensable part of your oral health routine. However, the majority of people don’t floss on a regular basis. Today, we’re going to look... Read more »

Plaque Buildup Prevention

One of the biggest risks to your oral health often arises in the form of plaque buildup. Plaque is a thin layer of debris and bacteria that often sits on your teeth and damages both your teeth and your gums. To prevent various oral health risks that can arise, including... Read more »

Show off Your Springtime Smile With Oral Health Care

Are your oral health care treatments being employed effectively? When thinking about your oral health care, it's always a good idea to look at different things that you are doing and asking yourself what you can do to improve the health of your teeth and gums. If you have any... Read more »

The Unpredictable Ways to Keep Tooth Decay at Bay

Our dentist, Dr. Roy A. Smith, III, strongly encourages you to do all you can to prevent cavities, which are also known as tooth decay. This is why he strongly recommends brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, rinsing daily and attending your checkups every six months. Little did... Read more »

Tricks to Help With Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is quite inconvenient, especially because it can make eating and drinking hot and cold foods and drinks very painful. It can even make breathing cold air uncomfortable! If you’re like many people, you’re looking for ways to soothe your tooth sensitivity. Our dentist, Dr. Roy A. Smith, III,... Read more »

Fulfilling the Uses of a Dental Crown

Our team, at Rocky Ridge Dental Associates, is pleased to offer custom-made dental crowns when it comes to restoring the use of a damaged or decayed tooth. We can provide further information on the uses of dental crowns and how they can impact your oral health. How can a dental... Read more »

A Complete Denture Can Replicate the Function of Your Compromised Teeth

Severe gum disease can cause your gums to recede as the bacteria grows and the infection spreads. As this condition continues to progress, small pockets of infected material can start to accumulate near the roots of your teeth. Over time, if this condition is not treated, you could end up... Read more »

Oral Hygiene: Why You Should Use an Electric Toothbrush

Electric toothbrushes are handy tools that can help you achieve and maintain the strong and healthy teeth, gums, and smile you desire. Our dentist, Dr. Roy A. Smith, III, recommends using an electric toothbrush for many reasons. Today, he is happy to tell you all about those reasons so you... Read more »