Tips on What to Do If You Swallow Mouthwash

Did you accidentally swallow your mouthwash? If so, it’s important to stay calm and keep your worries away. You have come to the right blog. Our dentist, Dr. Roy A. Smith, III, is happy to help you by telling you what to expect and giving you recommendations on what to do next. If you have… Read more »

Dry Mouth Figures

To guard yourself against dry mouth, there are a few different things you can do. Since the team at Rocky Ridge Dental Associates wants to keep your oral cavity healthy always, they’ve put together this post full of data about dry mouth for your education and learning. Dry mouth affects millions in the USA every… Read more »

What are Cold Sores?

Cold sores, also called fever blisters, occur most commonly when immune systems’ strengths are weakened by fevers or colds. These fluid-filled blisters erupt on the face, most often near the nose and chin, and they can cause flu-like symptoms. Once you’ve been infected with the herpes simplex virus type 1 (which causes cold sores), the… Read more »

The Cool Oral Hygiene Tools You Never Thought Existed

Are you bored with your oral hygiene routine? If so, our dentist, Dr. , and dental team have some good news for you. There are cool oral hygiene tools in the world that can make cleaning your smile a little more exciting! We will be thrilled to tell you all about them. The first tool… Read more »

Caring for Your Teeth in Old Age

Solid health is wonderful, but that doesn’t mean it will always last continually. As people grow, their mouths tend to erode more quickly and require more maintenance, jaw muscles weaken, taste buds become less sensitive and the nerves in teeth shrink, making it harder to notice tooth pain and/or gum disease. If you’ve reached advanced… Read more »

Defining Oral Cancer

Oral cancer, which is sometimes referred to as mouth cancer, is a head and neck cancer which occurs mostly in people aged 40-60, though it can strike at any age. Symptoms of mouth cancer may include lumps, bumps or knobs of cancerous tissue in the oral cavity, oral sores that don’t go away, and loose… Read more »

Toothbrush Care

Brushing your teeth is such a frequent need that the habit can become mindless. While having a toothbrushing habit is a very good thing, occasionally we need to brush up on our brushing to make sure we are giving our teeth and gums the very best treatment we can. Soft-bristled toothbrushes are the best for… Read more »

Canker Sores: Causes and Care

Sometimes the mouth can be confusing, especially if you don’t know much about the teeth and tissues. No need to worry! This is the case for many people. One mystery of the mouth is canker sores. These are shallow, small ulcers that make eating and talking difficult. They are not contagious and can occur as… Read more »

Cavity Prevention for Your Smile

One of the most infamous diseases our teeth can suffer from is cavities. They can occur at any age and condition, and sometimes can go undetected for a very long time, thus allowing them to continue to harm your teeth. If cavities are not treated and removed, they can result in infection and tooth loss…. Read more »

The Benefits of Dental Microscopes

Magnification is incredibly beneficial in dentistry. Magnifying an image improves your dentist or dental professional’s visibility. This helps us to accurately diagnose any dental issue you may have and to provide the appropriate treatment. Since magnification being the current standard of dentistry, it may come as a surprise that only a minority of dentists use… Read more »