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Surprisingly Healthy Foods for Your Teeth

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It’s no surprise that sugary foods like soda, candy, and fruit juice can contribute significantly to tooth decay. Not only are these foods bad for your overall health, but they are also detrimental to the health of your teeth. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), your oral health is the first area to decline when your diet lacks adequate nutrition.

Dr. Bailey of North River Dental Care has compiled this helpful list of foods that are in fact good for your teeth and your overall oral health! These foods are not only part of a great well-rounded diet, but they can also help reduce your risk of cavities as well ...

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You CAN Afford Dental Care: Some Helpful Tips

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Dental care really can be affordable, even if you don’t have insurance. Many times, personal finances make families hesitate to invest in their dental health. To help, North River Dental Care offers a number of flexible financing and payment options, including CareCredit and United Medical Credit. But sometimes, even low monthly payments can still make you feel the pinch in your wallet. Here are some simple tips we compiled on how to help you afford your needed dental care.

Get Regular Checkups!

The best way to keep dentistry affordable is just to visit your dentist on a regular basis! Really! The reason why is pretty simple: the longer a dental problem has ...

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Another Reason to Quit Smoking…

smoking and gum disease

Many people use the New Year as a time to create positive goals. One of the most common ones is quitting smoking. The negative health consequences of using tobacco are countless. What’s more, most people don’t realize that smoking can be just as damaging to your teeth as it is to your lungs. For example, did you know that smoking is one of the leading causes of tooth loss? At North River Dental Care, we offer therapies, including deep cleanings, that can help you fight back against gum disease whether it is caused by smoking or other factors.

The research on the negative effects of smoking on oral health is staggering. ...

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Dental Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

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At North River Dental Care, we know there are a lot of reasons why people might put off seeing the dentist. Work, life, kids, and stress… there never seems to be enough time in the day! But even with everything else you have going on in your life, there are certain dental and oral symptoms that you should never ignore. We’re here to help you prioritize your dental health and wellbeing by providing insight into these dental warning signs and symptoms.

Throbbing Pain: If you are experiencing intense, throbbing pain localized to one of your teeth, it is a possible sign of damage to your tooth’s nerve. The danger is that ...

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How Do I Prevent Bad Breath?

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If you suffer from halitosis (bad breath), you understand how embarrassing and distracting it can be for your daily life. Bad breath is usually a sign that you aren’t following the best possible oral hygiene routine. There’s no need to feel embarrassed, though! At North River Dental Care, we offer compassionate, judgment-free dental care for all our patients. We know that taking care of your teeth and gums means making healthy habits for life. If diet or lack of brushing isn’t the cause, persistent bad breath could be a sign of other health concerns such as allergies, infections, tooth abscesses, or gum disease. If you suffer from bad breath, make ...

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Do you know what to do in a dental emergency?

At North River Dental Care in Fredericksburg, VA, Dr. Bailey and his staff offer comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages. If you suffer a dental emergency, we are here to help you find relief in a comfortable and timely manner. Dental emergencies seem to happen when we least expect them. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared! Below are our tips for what to do in a dental emergency. Whether you have a tumble on the playground, a mishap in your kickboxing class, or simply a troublesome toothache, we can help you feel prepared.

Stay Calm

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In any emergency, ...

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Want to be better at flossing?

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One of the most important things you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy is to floss them regularly. In fact, the American Dental Association recommends that you floss at least once a day. This is common knowledge, yet most people seem to have difficulty flossing on a regular basis. But the good news is that even if flossing has been a challenge for you in the past, it is never too late to start developing good habits! Read on to learn more about why you should floss in the first place, as well as some great ways to become a flossing

Do I really need to floss? What’s ...

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A Timeline for Children’s Teeth

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Dr. Ryan Bailey and our friendly staff at North River Dental Care are here to help you and your family with all your dental milestones. We are proud to partner with you on the road to healthy smiles for life. That’s why we have compiled this helpful timeline for your children’s dental development.

Here is a basic guide to your child’s dental development that includes the most common timing for teething and tooth loss:


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3 to 7 Months – In the womb, a baby’s tooth buds develop under the gums. Some babies are born with teeth that have already erupted, but that is definitely the ...

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Eat This, Not That: The Smile Version

Dentist in Fredericksburg, VA shares tips on what to eat to keep teeth happy

We all know that brushing and flossing our teeth is the best way to keep them looking great and feeling healthy. But did you know that staying clear of certain foods and incorporating others into your diet can actually affect those pearly whites, too? We've put together a list of some of the worst foods for your teeth and healthy alternatives that are good for your teeth.

Bad: Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, and grapefruits have high acid contents, so while they're a great source of vitamins and other nutrients, they aren't so great for your teeth. Acid can wear away at the enamel on your teeth, which can't be ...

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