Superior Smiles Include Gum Disease Detection

  Are you aware of the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease? Although they can often be difficult to detect or not even arise at all, periodontal disease often comes with numerous indications. Because it progresses over many years, the symptoms may progress as well and although they might not... Read more »

Can a Dental Bridge Help You Achieve Optimal Oral Health?

In order to help your smile receive an excellent chance to achieve successful oral health this year, we invite you to begin planning for any enhancements or repairs that may need to be performed on your teeth. One of the most effective treatments for your smile is to fill any... Read more »

Dentistry Year-in-Review: Composite Dental Fillings

As the year finally comes to an end, it is important to visit your dentist for a comprehensive examination to determine if any cavities are present. If you have sustained a cavity, it will need to be taken out with a dental filling. One highly effective dental filling option is... Read more »

Discover Your Dream Smile with Dental Damage Prevention

  Not all smiles are guaranteed to be safe if you continue to partake in activities to put them at risk. This means that choices you are making in your day-to-day life could be much more harmful to your teeth and gums than even the products you are consuming. Although... Read more »

Significant Tobacco Stains on Teeth Can Often Be Removed by a Dental Bleaching Treatment

The tar and various chemicals introduced to the mouth by tobacco use can be a very potent source of dental stains. In many of these cases established tobacco stains saturate tooth enamel so deeply that retail strength whitening products simply lack the potency to remove them. Excessive use of these... Read more »

What Dental Implants Can Offer Your Smile

Areas of missing teeth can cause embarrassment and lower your self-confidence, but White River Dental can provide you with several options to replace a missing tooth, as well as explain the specific benefits of each method of tooth replacement. Below we have provided you with basic information regarding dental implants... Read more »

Your New Dental Crown Needs Daily Brushing and Flossing

The dental crown installed in your mouth at Dr. Jim Heck’s dental clinic has effectively replaced the tooth enamel layer of your compromised tooth. This special dental material used will not be directly vulnerable to tooth decay. However, your dental crown will still need to be brushed twice and flossed... Read more »

What Should You Do for Bleeding Gums?

Let’s not beat around the bush: bleeding gums are no fun. They are sore, and they are regularly the sign of a more serious sickness, the early parts of gum disease. Fortunately, there are some things that you can to do mitigate your risk for bloody gums and the gum... Read more »

The Insider’s Look at a Tooth

Did you know that there is more to your tooth than you can see? Well, it's true! When you talk to your dentist, it can be handy to be aware of the basics of the tooth’s inner workings. Your tooth is composed of three layers: Enamel: The outermost hard white... Read more »

Find the Answers to Your Oral Hygiene Questions Here

Do you have questions about oral hygiene? If so, it’s important to find the answers so you can have an effective and proper oral hygiene routine. Oral hygiene is vital for your oral health. To help you find those answers, our dentist, Dr. Jim Heck, is happy to answer commonly... Read more »