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Creating Beautiful Smiles At Ritchie Dental Group

November 27, 2020

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry,Smile Makeover — Ritchie Dental Group @ 8:00 am

Creating beautiful Marble Falls smiles at Ritchie Dental Group

At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, we create beautiful smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day.

It’s been said that cosmetic dentistry is part science and part art. That’s a workable definition for what we do. More to the point, though, is that we use sound dental techniques to bring positive changes to the smiles of our patients.

Smile enhancement with cosmetic dentistry can have positive changes on your life. The smallest improvement can boost your self-confidence. We have many techniques we can use, depending on the state of your smile: we can correct teeth that are discolored, chipped, mis-shapen, and even missing.

Traditional dentistry addresses the health of your teeth and gums, and that certainly has its place in what we do. Cosmetic dentistry aims to complement the overall general and dental health of each patient. We do more than recommend specific procedures. We consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth, and the facial shape and coloring of each patient. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment. (If only!)

Your teeth take a lot of wear and tear over the years. But cosmetic dentistry from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX can restore your smile to its youthful appearance. People from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes come to our practice for porcelain veneers and much more. Call us for an appointment today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

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Small Dental Annoyance Or Serious Problem?

November 20, 2020

Filed under: Dental health,Family dentistry,General Dentistry,Oral Health — Ritchie Dental Group @ 8:00 am

mouth sores Burnet

In this blog post from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX we are going to talk about stomatitis. Stomatitis refers to non-specific irritations in the mouth. It is usually caused by cold sores, gum disease, or even from biting the inside of the mouth.

Most of us have probably suffered from stomatitis and don’t think it’s a big deal. That is generally the case, because most of these irritations clear up on their own in less than two weeks.

However, there are cases where a bacterial or a viral infection can occur in these areas of inflammation.

Because of this possibility, be sure to tell us if you have any of these issues. Even if there is no infection present, we can always help treat the symptoms.

At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX we want the best possible dental health for all of our valued patients. People from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes come to our office for general and family dentistry, and complete restorative dentistry services. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


Ritchie Dental Group – Marble Falls
1000 Marble Heights Dr
Marble Falls, TX 78654


Ritchie Dental Group – Brady
2001 Nine Rd
Brady, TX 76825

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Do You Have The Most Common Dental Problem?

November 13, 2020

Filed under: Dental health,General Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 8:00 am

Horseshoe Bay Teeth Whitening

Tooth decay is the single most common dental issue there is. Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day goes a long way toward preventing it. That’s something we stress to all of our patients, at Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX!

Cavities form when acids in the mouth attack the enamel and dentin of the teeth. The acid is produced by bacteria in plaque, that sticky film that forms on the surfaces of teeth. When sugar is introduced it interacts with the bacteria in the plaque, and makes the acids, which attack the teeth and cause cavities.

That’s why it is so important to choose food and drink wisely. But it isn’t easy, is it? Sugar seems to be in just about everything. Health experts say the average person in the United States consumes about 19.5 teaspoons of sugar every single day! That is twice as much as is recommended by the American Heart Association.

Knowing how much sugar is in the food that you buy is vital: not just to your teeth, but to your overall health. Reading ingredient labels on processed foods is essential.

At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX we want the best possible dental health for all of our patients. So cut back on sugar, brush your teeth at least twice a day, don’t forget to floss, and see us for a cleaning and checkup every six months. People from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes come to our practice for general and family dentistry, dental implants, and much more. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


Ritchie Dental Group – Marble Falls
1000 Marble Heights Dr
Marble Falls, TX 78654


Ritchie Dental Group – Brady
2001 Nine Rd
Brady, TX 76825

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Using Nature As Our Guide

November 6, 2020

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry,Smile Makeover — Ritchie Dental Group @ 8:00 pm

smile design Marble Falls

At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX we perform complete smile re-designs that turn ordinary teeth into beautiful smiles. If you have been considering a cosmetic dentistry smile makeover, you may wonder if you will still look like yourself when we’re finished.

The answer is “Yes! Only better!” You see, we use nature as a guide—nature at its best—when improving smiles.

The objective with a cosmetic dentistry smile makeover involves bringing multiple components into harmony. Here are a few of those components:

  • Tooth Shape – includes proportion and alignment
  • Tooth Size – this also includes the unique dimensions of the spaces between the teeth
  • Tooth Color – hue, value, intensity, and color variations between teeth
  • Bite – how upper and lower teeth fit together
  • Gumline – shape and color
  • Face Shape and Bone Structure
  • Skin Tone
  • Lips – color, shape, size
  • Age
  • Gender

This list is not comprehensive, but should give you an idea of how cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile. Find out why patients from xxx trust their smiles to Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX. We also offer complete restorative dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


Ritchie Dental Group – Marble Falls
1000 Marble Heights Dr
Marble Falls, TX 78654


Ritchie Dental Group – Brady
2001 Nine Rd
Brady, TX 76825

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Your Smile Says Keep Trying!

October 23, 2020

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 8:00 am

gentle dentist Marble Falls

This message from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX is for anyone who is finding it difficult to improve their dental health. We urge you to keep working at it and assure you that we’re here to help!

Keep Trying To Floss

Many people are really good about brushing their teeth, but sometimes skip flossing. This is a bad idea. Flossing is the only way to clean food debris and plaque from between teeth.

Failure to floss can lead to cavities, and even gum disease. Our recommendation? Brush twice a day, and floss before going to bed at night.

Keep Trying to Quit Tobacco

Smoking is as bad for your teeth and gums as it is for other parts of your body. If you’ve tried to quit but just can’t, you’re far from alone. Keep trying!

According to the Centers for Disease Control, former smokers now outnumber active smokers. Everyone who has kicked the habit was once right where you are. Keep trying!

Keep Getting Checkups

Regular cleanings and checkups are a critical part of maintaining good dental health. Along with brushing and flossing, they are part of your first line of defense against tooth decay. On average, we recommend a checkup every six months. Some patients can spread them out a little more, and others may need more frequent visits.

Remember, the link between your dental health and overall health is well-established. Patients come to Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes for general and family dentistry, and specialties like neuromuscular dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


Ritchie Dental Group – Marble Falls
1000 Marble Heights Dr
Marble Falls, TX 78654


Ritchie Dental Group – Brady
2001 Nine Rd
Brady, TX 76825

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5 Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

October 18, 2020

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — ritchie @ 4:53 pm
Woman getting nitrous oxide

There are multiple sedation dentistry techniques out there that are generally used to help patients feel relieved of dental anxiety while they are in the office. The use of nitrous oxide and oral sedation both help to make the dental experience more pleasant for those who have dental phobia. However, there are many other benefits to sedation dentistry than just allowing patients to feel more easily relaxed. Continue reading to learn more about the many pros of sedation dentistry in Marble Falls.

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How Dental Assistants Ensure Quality Dental Care

October 16, 2020

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 8:00 am

Marble Falls Dental Team

Dental assistants are essential to the efficient operation of any dental practice, and Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX is no exception. In this article we’ll describe some of their roles, and in a small way pay tribute to these valued team members.

In many ways, dental assistants are our right hands. They work closely with everyone here, from the dentist to the hygienists, to those at the front desk. On any given day, a dental assistant will clean dental tools, update dental records, and even schedule appointments. And that’s to say nothing of providing excellent care to our patients.

When they are in an examination room with a patient, a dental assistant will wear the approprate safety gear: latex gloves, safety glasses, a surgical mask, and other protective clothing. It’s as much for your protection as it is for theirs, but like everyone here, dental assistants must follow strict safety rules.

Dental assistants are one of the reasons why things run so smoothly here. It may sound a little trite, but the fact of the matter is that we couldn’t do it without them!

At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, people from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes appreciate the outstanding care they get from our dental assistants and the rest of our dedicated staff. Our services include restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Call to schedule your next checkup today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


Ritchie Dental Group – Marble Falls
1000 Marble Heights Dr
Marble Falls, TX 78654


Ritchie Dental Group – Brady
2001 Nine Rd
Brady, TX 76825

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Dental Implants: Too Good To Be True?

October 9, 2020

Filed under: Dental Implants,Denture implants,Restorative Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 8:00 am

dental implants Marble FallsDental implants from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX can be used to replace one or several teeth, or even anchor a set of dentures. They look and function like natural teeth. Does that sound too good to be true?

You’ve probably heard some dental implant hype.

  • Bite and chew like normal!
  • Implant-supported dentures don’t slip around!
  • Dental implants are superior to dental bridges!

Those are bold claims. However, people with dental implants understand that they aren’t exaggerations.

A dental implant is the strongest natural-looking restoration for a missing tooth. It works and feels like a natural tooth.

Let’s discuss two lesser-known reasons that dental implants are the best tooth restoration option. These issues don’t receive as much attention, but they should.

Why Are Dental Implants Revolutionary?

A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw to replace a missing tooth root. After a month or two, it fuses with the bone.

The post becomes a stable base for the visible restoration (abutment) above the gumline. An artificial tooth is mounted onto the abutment.

When a tooth is extracted, blood circulation in the bone is decreased because of the missing root. This can lead to bone recession. Dental implants can prevent this from happening.

If you are missing a tooth, consider replacing it with dental implant from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX. They are not too good to be true! We also offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry services. Call today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


Ritchie Dental Group – Marble Falls
1000 Marble Heights Dr
Marble Falls, TX 78654


Ritchie Dental Group – Brady
2001 Nine Rd
Brady, TX 76825

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The Rate of Bone Loss After Extraction Can Be Slowed or Stopped With an Implant

October 2, 2020

Filed under: Dental Implants,Denture implants,Dentures,Restorative Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 8:00 am

bone loss after tooth extraction

Bone loss is an unfortunate and common result of the loss of a tooth, whether from extraction or some other reason. Dental implants, like those available from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, can slow and even stop it.

Bone loss, or recession, occurs because the bone’s density is no longer preserved by the action of chewing. The pressure and stimulation it causes to the bone is what keeps it healthy. When the tooth root is gone, and the stimulation along with it, the bone is actually re-absorbed into the body.

As much as twenty-five percent of the bone around the area of the lost tooth recedes within a year of the loss. Without something being done, the bone continues to recede.

Full or partial dentures will not stop the bone from receding. That’s because they can’t provide the stimulation the bone needs. This ongoing bone loss can lead to another consequence: a sagging or collapsed appearance to the lower part of the face.

How Implants Stop Recession

Dental implants are physically attached to the body. They are titanium posts inserted into the jaw. Within a few months they fuse with the bone, becoming one with it.

One implant can support an artificial tooth. Several implants can support a bridge, or a full dental arch. The implant acts as a replacement tooth root, giving the bone the stimulation it needs to stop the recession.

With dental implants from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX you maintain bone mass, along with the ability to bite and chew normally. They also restore your smile! Find out why patients from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes come to our practice. We also offer general and family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


Ritchie Dental Group – Marble Falls
1000 Marble Heights Dr
Marble Falls, TX 78654


Ritchie Dental Group – Brady
2001 Nine Rd
Brady, TX 76825

 

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Your Mouth Pain Might Be Pulpitis. Call Us ASAP!

September 25, 2020

Filed under: Dental health,General Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 8:00 am

emergency dental clinic Marble Falls

Some people hate going to the dentist.  They only seek treatment when dental pain becomes unbearable. At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, we strongly recommend regular checkups, which can prevent most issues.

There are many causes of mouth pain. Some are more serious than others. If the pain is caused by pulpitis, you need urgent care treatment immediately.

What is Pulpitis?

The “itis” suffix is a clue. It means “inflammation of.”

Inflammation is an immune response. Your body couldn’t heal infections or lacerations if it didn’t trigger an inflammatory response.

What causes inflammation of the tooth pulp?

The pulp of the tooth is comprised of nerves, blood vessels, and the tissues that hold everything together.

  • Tooth decay or trauma can bring about an infection.
  • Repetitive impact, like tooth grinding (bruxism) can cause pulpitis—even though there is no bacterial infection.
  • A cracked or chipped tooth may trigger or aggravate pulpitis.

It usually hurts like crazy.

Serious cases of pulpitis can lead to tooth loss, so take nothing for granted. Come see us at Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX. Our services include general and family dentistry. People from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes also come to us for emergency dentistry, and much more. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


Ritchie Dental Group – Marble Falls
1000 Marble Heights Dr
Marble Falls, TX 78654


Ritchie Dental Group – Brady
2001 Nine Rd
Brady, TX 76825

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