October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

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 »

Test What You Know About Bleeding Gums Here

It’s best to know all about bleeding gums because if you ever experience bleeding gums, you’ll know what to do. This is very important because taking the right steps can save your smile and oral health. Our dentist, Dr. Jim Heck, encourages you to test your knowledge about bleeding gums... Read more »

Protecting Your Smile While Treating Cancer

Have you been diagnosed with cancer? Will you be starting your treatments soon? If so, we understand that you may not even be thinking about your dental health. However, those treatments you may have could affect your dental health. To help combat this, we would like to share a few... Read more »

Dental Restorations: Tooth Hazards

Are you aware of all the risk factors associated with tooth hazards that may be present in your life? The number of tooth hazards that can damage your smile are too numerous to mention, but there are few things you can do to keep your smile safe. For one, always... Read more »

Common Questions Concerning Chewing Gum

The best smile often includes cleaning it daily with not only effective traditional tools such as brushes and flossers but also non-traditional tools such as non-abrasive sugarless chewing gum. Although we don't often think of chewing gum as a product that can benefit our smiles, the truth is, it is... Read more »

Untreated Tooth Decay May Require Restorative Care

All too often, a cavity doesn’t receive treatment until it has severe symptoms, but we encourage you to see our dentist as soon as you know that you need treatment for tooth decay. Otherwise, a cavity becomes a threat to your teeth and may require invasive treatment. Conservative dental care... Read more »

Oral Cancer Screening: Why Should I Get One?

Your dentist, Dr. Heck, offers oral cancer screenings at White River Family Dental. In fact, he typically includes them in regular routine dental exams. This can be quite beneficial for you, your smile, your oral health and for your entire health. If you’re curious as to why you should get... Read more »