At Riverstone Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves on treating every member of the family.
Family dentistry is focused on preventing potential complications, rather than treating them. If you and your family are in need of professional dental services, we can help!
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a routine check-up up roughly twice a year.
A routine appointment with Joseph Kim, DDS or Dr. Kim will typically include a professional cleaning and a detailed examination of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues.
Learn more about routine check-ups.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Despite your best efforts, dental cleaning at home might not be effective. Fortunately, it is possible to attain optimal oral hygiene through professional dental cleaning.
At Riverstone Family Dentistry, we offer professional dental cleaning services, which help to improve your oral health and prevent the occurrence of various dental health issues.
Learn more about professional dental cleanings.
Oral Cancer Screening
At Riverstone Family Dentistry, we offer oral cancer screening services, which helps to detect the disease at its onset, thus allowing for timely and lifesaving treatment.
Learn more about oral cancer screening.
Dentistry for Kids
Professional dental care is a crucial part of your child's oral health. Be sure to schedule your child's first appointment by the time their first teeth erupt, or before their first birthday. Scheduling regular appointments allows us to monitor the development of their oral health. Developmental problems are easier to treat in the beginning stages.
As your child grows older, we can establish a strong foundation for their oral health, one that will ensure a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth.
Read more about the importance of dental care for your children.
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral usually found in water and certain foods. It is also one of the minerals that make up our enamel, the hard outer layer of a tooth.
Every day, our enamel undergoes the processes of demineralization and remineralization.
Learn more about how a fluoride treatment can makes teeth stronger.
A dental sealant is a plastic shield that is typically placed on the occlusal (biting) surface of permanent teeth in the posterior region of the mouth. These teeth, the molars, and premolars possess deep grooves and fissures that are difficult to clean.
Learn more about how dental sealants might stop tooth decay.
Your periodontal (gum) tissues are just as important as your teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Periodontal disease is the result of an infection in the gum tissues, connective ligaments, and eventually the alveolar bone.
The disease is characterized by gums that are swollen, red, and tend to bleed during brushing and flossing. Luckily, periodontal disease is easy to prevent and treat if it is caught early enough.
If we notice signs of advanced periodontal disease, we may recommend a scaling and root planing procedure. The goal is to return your gums to a pink, healthy state.
Learn more about caring for your gums.
Periodontal maintenance basically refers to various oral health care measures, which are taken to ensure that periodontal disease does not recur.
This is achieved by keeping bacterial infection at bay. The maintenance care, however, also offers several other benefits, in addition to keeping the disease away.
Learn more about the benefits of periodontal maintenance.
If you participate in physical activities that put you at risk for dental trauma or injury, we strongly recommend a mouthguard.
A mouthguard will protect your teeth and prevent dental emergencies.
Read more about the importance of mouthguards.
Mouthguards (Night Guards)
If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), we may also recommend a night guard. Many patients with bruxism tend to grind their teeth during sleep. A night guard acts as a barrier that prevents enamel wear.
Learn more about how a night guard could improve your sleep.
What is Sleep Apnea
One of the most common treatments for sleep apnea is mouthguards. These help to bring your lower jaw forward when you are sleeping at night.
This helps because sleep apnea is often caused by blocked airways when the jaw slips backward at night.
Find out how we can help you get the sleep you need.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Problems such as sleep apnea can cause a significant disruption to peoples’ lives. Here at Riverstone Family Dentistry, we can provide oral appliance therapy to help with a range of conditions such as snoring and sleep apnea.
Read more about how to make sleep issues away.
TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) is characterized by the dysfunction of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), which causes severe pain to the joints, the jawbone, and the surrounding muscles.
Learn more about how to find relief for TMD.
Schedule an Appointment
To learn more about our family dentistry services call (360) 326-1443, and schedule an appointment now!