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Riverside Dental Spa: leaders in the fight against COVID 19

Dentists are used to following stringent infection control procedures to prevent transmission of infectious diseases, both respiratory and blood borne. They use “universal precautions” which assume that all patients may have an infection even though most won’t. There are additional precautions with the COVID19 pandemic called “transmission based precautions” because there is a risk of […]

TMJ – Vlog Expert Series

Do you feel pain in the jaw joint? You may be suffering with Tempero-Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ). “Clicking and cracking when they open their jaw, and that’s an indicator that we need to do something” There are different treatment options available to significantly reduce your pain and in the following patient Dr Mervin will explain: […]

Cosmetic Dentistry – Vlog Expert Series

Ever caught yourself trying to hide your teeth when you smile or in a photograph? We want to help you love your smile. “A lot of people have little things that bother them for years, and years and eventually when they do something they wonder why they haven’t done something 20 years earlier” It could […]

Wisdom Teeth – Vlog Expert Series

The following video covers all you need to know about your wisdom teeth; if, when & why we remove wisdom teeth and your options if you do need to have them The following video covers all you need to know about your wisdom teeth; if, when & why we remove wisdom teeth and your options […]

Dental Implants – Vlog Expert Series

What is a dental implant? A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed in the jaw bone to replace missing teeth or support dentures. “You don’t feel anything during the procedure and even afterward, there is very minimal discomfort” In the following video Dr AJ will cover all you need to know about dental […]

Invisalign – Vlog Expert Series

If you have always wanted to straighten your smile, Invisalign might be the perfect option for you. “Invisalign is really great at treating mild to moderate crowding” In the following video Dr James Scott will cover; The difference between Invisalign & braces. How Invisalign works. How long treatment will take. How we prevent a relapse. […]

Teeth Whitening – Vlog Expert Series

Always wanted a whiter smile, feeling confused with all the products on the market? “Whitening toothpastes and the products you can buy at the chemist don’t usually do anything at all – it just doesn’t have the strength to get the job done.” In the following video Dr Nicole Floyd will explain different whitening options. […]

Adolescent Oral Health

PROBLEM BEHAVIOUR: Brushing only once a day or not at all POTENTIAL RISKS: Development of cavities and/or gum diseases POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS: Brushing once a day is okay in most cases, although, if only brushing once a day it is most important to brush in the evenings after dinner. Creating a reminder on the phone may […]

What to do if a tooth is knocked out

Sometimes things happen… whether its a ball to the head, a knee to the mouth, or tripping over your own shoelaces. Would you know what to do if a tooth is knocked out?? Firstly it is important to understand the difference between exfoliation and avulsion. Exfoliation is when the tooth is lost due to natural […]

Teeth Whitening with Activated Charcoal

Charcoal toothpastes and powders are a recent innovation to the dental product market. Marketing campaigns flooding social media such as Instagram, Facebook and YouTube claim that brushing with activated charcoal whitens teeth and improves the health of the teeth and gums. So how does it work? In the early 1900’s the World Health Organisation (WHO) […]

Jaw Joint Disorder Treatments

The jaw joints, otherwise known as the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are the most complex joints in the human body. They are acted on by the bodies strongest and most dense muscles and whilst chewing are subject to enormous forces in a multitude of different directions. It is perhaps a little surprizing then that most of […]

31st May: No Tobacco Day

Smoking and the effects on your dental health: No tobacco day is the perfect opportunity to start minimising the amount you smoke and ultimately quit smoking! The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. ( ) People who smoke […]