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Sealants Prevent Cavities For Kids

May 6, 2022

Filed under: Dental health,Family dentistry,General Dentistry — PM Blogger @ 8:00 am

Ritchie Dental Group Sealants Prevent Cavities For Marble Falls Kids

Regular brushing and flossing are essential in preventing tooth decay. But another valuable tool are dental sealants, available at Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX.

Dental sealants are a thin layer of plastic painted onto the chewing surfaces of the molars. Applying them is completely painless, and once they’re on, they can prevent eighty percent of cavities for up to two years. After that, they can be re-applied.

Sealants are used mostly in children’s teeth, but adults can get them too.

Of course, dental sealants are not a substitute for daily oral care. They should be considered a supplement to brushing and flossing; an added layer of protection against cavities.

At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, we offer complete general and family dentistry for everyone in your home! People from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes also come to us for cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. Contact us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

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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Stick Out Your Tongue In Horseshoe Bay!

April 22, 2022

Filed under: Dental health,General Dentistry — PM Blogger @ 8:00 am

Horseshoe Bay oral cancer exams
At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, we diagnose and treat conditions of the teeth and gums on a daily basis. These conditions can affect the tongue. We’re using this blog post to discuss the tongue.

Have you ever considered all the important things your tongue can do? It helps us talk, perceive the texture and flavor of food, chew, and swallow. It’s a strong and nimble gymnast, and it’s in nonstop motion during our waking hours.

Your tongue can also reveal physical problems. These may include digestive issues, infections, and diseases of the blood.

Tongue abnormalities and possible causes include:

  • Swollen tongue: Reaction to food/drink/medication, strep infection, leukemia, hypothyroidism
  • White tongue: Dehydration, yeast infection, irritation to tobacco, enteritis, gastritis, colitis, anemia, or other nutritional deficiency
  • Canker sores: May be linked to stress or reaction to food, toothpaste, or mouthwash.

If you have persistent canker sores, you may want to try eliminating products that contain sodium lauryl (or laurel) sulfate (SLS). SLS is a cheap foaming agent that is found in many personal care products.

Is tongue-scraping a good idea, in addition to brushing your teeth? We recommend thorough dental hygiene that includes your tongue.

At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX we offer complete general dentistry. Patients from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes also come to us for cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. Contact us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

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

You Won’t Be Out Cold (Unless You Want To Be!)

April 15, 2022

Filed under: Dental health,General Dentistry,Sedation Dentistry — PM Blogger @ 8:00 am

Does your heart start pounding at the mere thought of having a cavity filled? Do you get sweaty palms when you drive by a dental practice? If you cope with dental anxiety, then sedation dentistry from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX can help.

Dental anxiety is common: millions of Americans dread going to the dentist. In some cases it is so severe it becomes dental phobia. There is a tendency in some of these people to skip the dentist altogether.

The trouble with that is it puts your dental health at risk. To counteract dental anxiety or phobia, we offer two levels of sedation.

  • Nitrous Oxide: This minimal sedation is better known as laughing gas, and it has a long and successful history as a dental sedative. It works quickly and wears off quickly. You may not laugh, but you’ll get the treatment you need.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation: Usually administered in pill form, this is a stronger level of sedation, but still moderate. It won’t make you sleep, but you’ll be very drowsy. The effects linger, too: you will need a ride to and from our office.

Sedation dentistry from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX helps you get the dental care you deserve. We’ve helped patients from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes, who come to us for complete general dentistry, and much more. Contact us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

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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Protect Young Smiles For Active Kids

April 8, 2022

Filed under: Dental health,Family dentistry,General Dentistry — PM Blogger @ 8:00 am

pediatric dental Marble Falls

Keeping children safe and healthy is an ongoing thing. You clip them snuggly in their car seats, child-proof your medicine cabinet, and take them to the doctor for consults. At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, we care for their dental health with family dentistry.

Too often, we fall into the trap of thinking tooth decay happens because we don’t brush and floss often enough. There is truth to that, but unfortunately it isn’t that simple, especially when it comes to children.

Children should see us no later than their first birthday. If you wait longer than that, tooth decay may have already started. About forty percent of kids ages two to five already have at least one cavity.

There are some things every parent should do to minimize the risk:

  • Don’t put babies to bed with a bottle. The sugar in baby formulas, and even breast milk, should never be allowed to stay on teeth for extended periods of time.
  • Don’t allow little ones to drink juice throughout the day. Even natural sugars in juice coat the teeth and can lead to cavities.
  • Prevent frequent snacking on sugary foods.

Sugar is a major villain when it comes to tooth decay. Parents should begin cleaning their babies’ mouths even before they have teeth. Early on, it’s enough to wipe them out with a warm wet cloth. When teeth come in, they need to be brushed, though toothpaste isn’t necessary right away.

Once your kids have several teeth, they should be brushed with toothpaste. Parents need to do it at first, because brushing begins before most kids can manage it on their own. Be sure to use a toothpaste with fluoride.

At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, our family dentistry can protect your child’s teeth and gums. Parents throughout Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes trust their children’s dental health to us. We also improve smiles with cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

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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Choosing A Dentist In Marble Falls

April 1, 2022

Filed under: Dental health,Family dentistry,General Dentistry — PM Blogger @ 8:00 am

Looking for a new dentist? Maybe you’re new in town, or maybe you’re just looking for a change. Whatever the reason, Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX has some suggestions you may find useful.

It isn’t a decision you want to make lightly. Ideally you should establish a relationship that you can count on for years to come.

Asking your family and friends is a tried-and-true method, but since that’s one of the first things you’re likely to think of, we’ll share a few other ideas.

  • If you’re moving, ask your current dentist for a recommendation in your new town.
  • Ask your physician
  • Try the local or state dental society.
  • Establish a short list of potential new dentists. From there, call or visit each one before making up your mind.
  • Be sure to read online reviews, too, to see what others in your town have to say.

Considerations

Keep the following in mind:

  • Insurance: Does the practice take yours? Even if they are out of your network, they may submit claims to all insurance providers. Be sure to ask.
  • Where is the Office? You know what real estate agents say: location, location, location! Make sure the office is conveniently located. That may mean they are close to your job. Don’t forget to find out their office hours.
  • Specialties: Not all practices perform every dental procedure. Some may not extract wisdom teeth, while others may not offer dental sedation. Learn as much as you can before committing to anything.

At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX we are committed to excellence in dentistry. People from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes come to our practice for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

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

Healthy Living Starts With A Smile

March 25, 2022

Filed under: Dental health,General Dentistry — PM Blogger @ 8:00 am

general dentistry Marble Falls

What comes to mind when you hear the term “healthy living?” A dinner plate with a grilled chicken breast and a tossed salad? A cholesterol test that shows your arteries are looking good? If you pictured a white, healthy smile free of cavities, Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX salutes you.

Essential Dental Health

Brushing your teeth every day is essential to good dental health. We recommend brushing twice a day, and with a soft-bristled toothbrush. It’s the best way to keep plaque from building up on your teeth.

Plaque is a sticky film that is formed by bacteria and sugars, and coats the surface of your teeth. It’s a constant process; the stuff is always forming. That’s why you should brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. It’s important to remove it because plaque is what causes cavities.

Two Minute Warning

Try to brush for two minutes! Some people find that challenging. You can use a timer to help, or listen to some music to take your mind off the brushing. That way, the time will fly by, and you may even go beyond that two minute minimum.

We strongly recommend flossing, too. Before or after you brush? The jury is out on that one. We think before is better, but the most important thing is that you do it.

Healthy living really does start with your smile! At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, we want the best possible dental health for all of our patients. People from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes come to our practice for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today.

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

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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Let Your Smile Show Who You Really Are

March 18, 2022

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry,Dental health — PM Blogger @ 8:00 am

 smile makeover

A smile communicates your emotions better than words ever can. The absence of a smile also sends a clear message. What if you want to smile but the issues with your teeth prevent you? Cosmetic dentistry from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX can help.

You may have a warm and engaging personality, but no one can observe that personality without a smile. If you are usually too embarrassed about your teeth to smile, this post is for you.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

  • Porcelain Veneers: Thin shells of medical-grade ceramic are affixed to the fronts of your teeth. They cover chips and cracks, and gaps between teeth.
  • Teeth Whitening: Professional teeth whitening surpasses any commercially available products you’ll find at the store.
  • Dental Implants: Missing a tooth? A dental implant is inserted in your jaw, and an artificial tooth is mounted on top.

Cosmetic dentistry from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX can give you a whole new smile, and one you’ll love! People from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes also come to us for complete general dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

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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Look For The Seal In Horseshoe Bay

March 11, 2022

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

Look For The Seal In Horseshoe Bay

Here’s a reminder from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX: when you go to the store for oral care products, make sure your purchase carries the seal of the American Dental Association.

You can depend on the American Dental Association (ADA), which only places its seal on a product after it has been evaluated to be safe and effective. This means that companies have to meet standards even higher than those required by law.

Making sure to purchase products with the seal is practically like shopping with a dentist by your side!

The products you use at home are just one part of the dental health equation. The other part is seeing us at Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX for regular cleanings and checkups! People from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes trust us with their smiles, and come to our office for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

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

A Smile Like A Precious Gem

March 4, 2022

Filed under: Dental health,Dental Implants,Restorative Dentistry — PM Blogger @ 8:00 am

porcelain veneers price Horseshoe Bay

Do you have a missing tooth you would like to replace? While there is more than one option available, dental implants from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX are state-of-the-art in tooth replacement.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants have been hailed as one of the great advances in the field of dentistry, and with good reason.

They consist of titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw. The posts fuse with your jawbone to form a solid anchor for a restoration. A single implant can support one artificial tooth, while several can support a bridge or dental arch.

The great thing about dental implants is that they function like natural teeth. The titanium post integrates with the bone so well that the body seldom recognizes them as a foreign object. Implants have a success rate of greater than ninety percent.

Conventional dentures may be more affordable than implant-anchored dentures. But because they are removable, most patients find them unreliably loose. They can also affect the ability to enjoy food. These issues disappear with implant-supported dentures.

At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX we have placed dental implants in people from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes, who also come to us for general and cosmetic dentistry. Contact us for an appointment today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

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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A Noteworthy Dental Experience

February 25, 2022

Filed under: Dental health,General Dentistry — PM Blogger @ 8:00 am

cost of dental crowns Horseshoe Bay

At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, we make each appointment a noteworthy experience with our attention to detail, and commitment to each patient’s dental health.

Good dental health means having healthy teeth and gums. Maintaining it is something that you have to work at every day. It can be a real balancing act: using the right oral care products, personal oral care habits, and attending regular checkups.

Your dental health strategy should include:

  • Daily brushing and flossing. You should brush and floss twice a day. Just before bedtime is especially important, because it cleans out the germs and plaque that build up during the course of the day.
  • Proper brushing. It’s important not only to brush, but to brush properly. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush in a gentle, circular motion along the gum line. Take your time; a minimum of two minutes is recommended. Don’t forget to brush your tongue!
  • Fluoridated toothpaste. There is a myriad of choices when it comes to toothpaste. Whether you prefer mint flavored or bubble gum, fluoride is the most important consideration. It is your best defense against cavities.
  • Limiting sugary and acidic foods. Acidic fruits, teas, and coffee contributes to enamel erosion. Sugar converts into acid when it’s in your mouth. You don’t have to avoid these foods entirely, but choose carefully and minimize.
  • Seeing us twice a year. Your daily dental health care habits are essential, but so is the attention and care of a dentist. A professional teeth cleaning alone is worth the trip, but we can also identify issues before they become serious and treat them.

At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, we want every checkup to be a noteworthy experience, and for all our patients to enjoy excellent dental health. People from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

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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