How poor oral health can lead to other health complications

How poor oral health can lead to other health complications
At Riverside Dental Spa we talk frequently about the damage that poor oral health can do to your teeth and gums.  It isn’t just your mouth, however, that can suffer from neglecting your oral health.  A recent study by Queen’s University Belfast revealed a worrying link between poor oral health...

What to Do About Dental Pain

What to Do About Dental Pain
Anyone who has suffered from dental pain understands just how uncomfortable it can be. There are many different ways that toothache can be experienced, for example, it may come and go, or it may be a constant pain. So, what causes toothache? We experience toothache when the pulp of a...

Adult Braces Are More Popular Than Ever

Adult Braces Are More Popular Than Ever
With modern orthodontic treatments becoming more easily available, this has resulted in a higher demand for adult braces. With many adults earning their own money and still feeling insecure about their smile, increasing numbers are biting the bullet and visiting their dentist. The British Orthodontic Society (BOC) has reported that...

Five Steps to The Perfect Smile

Five Steps to The Perfect Smile
There are many factors that make up our judgement of people we meet – appearance, personality, demeanour and more. But did you know that what your smile looks like can have a bigger impact on what someone thinks of you than you might have thought? A recent survey by Oral-B...

International Pain Awareness Month: What to Do About Dental Pain

International Pain Awareness Month: What to Do About Dental Pain
September is International Pain Awareness Month. The goal of this event is to help raise awareness of issues in the area of pain and pain management, and to treat pain as a serious public health concern. By generating more awareness, we can help to ensure that the stigma around chronic...

Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush: Practical Holiday Oral Health Tips

Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush: Practical Holiday Oral Health Tips
Summer vacations are a great escape from reality, to rewind, reset and look after yourself. During your travels self-care is most often a top priority. However, selfcare isn’t just letting your body rest on a lounger besides the pool. It’s also about applying sun cream to protect your skin, wearing...

Everything You Need to Know about Dental Fillings

Everything You Need to Know about Dental Fillings
When your teeth are damaged as a result of decay or injury, dentists will often use fillings to help restore the teeth to their original shape and proper function. Dental fillings involve the use of an artificial material to fill in or patch up dental flaws such as cracks, chips,...

Why Your Teeth Tell a Tale, and How You Can Change Your Story

Why Your Teeth Tell a Tale, and How You Can Change Your Story
Our teeth can tell dentists and scientists a lot about us, our lifestyle, and the potential problems that we might face in the future. What our teeth say about us All kinds of information can be drawn from our teeth, including exposure to stress and how likely we are to...

5 Reasons to Invest in Invisible Braces

5 Reasons to Invest in Invisible Braces
Undergoing teeth straightening treatment can greatly benefit both your oral health and self-confidence. With a straighter smile you can chew with ease and not shy away when talking to others. Whilst many people may be discouraged by teeth straightening treatments because they associate them with traditional braces, the latest technology...