How Dental Implants Can Help You Be Healthier

Healthy teeth allow us to eat nutrient-rich foods. While removable dentures may resemble the appearance of real teeth, unfortunately, they aren’t nearly as effective at their primary role: chewing food. Malnutrition is sometimes a problem among denture-wearers because they find eating with replacement teeth to be uncomfortable or even painful.... Read more »

How Dr. Riley Became a Dentist

Dr. Kaitilin Riley did not come from a background in dentistry. In fact, no one in her family has ever worked in dentistry or any field related to health care. Dr. Riley’s journey to become a dentist began in Hong Kong, where as a very young child, she was abandoned... Read more »

Foods That Can Promote Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Most people are well aware of the fact that consuming candy, soft drinks and other sweets can increase their chances of developing problems with tooth decay and gum disease. While it’s wise to avoid these foods or at least enjoy them in moderation, there are other foods which can also... Read more »

Teach Your Children: Reading, Writing, Flossing

“Look both ways before crossing the street.” “Never talk to strangers.” “Don’t stick your fingers into electrical outlets.” “Eat your vegetables.” “Don’t touch the burners on the stove.” “Brush your teeth.” Parents are great at teaching their children these vital life lessons that preserve the well-being of their little ones.... Read more »

Invisalign for Adults with Minor Alignment Issues

Invisalign is a brand of clear plastic aligners popular with many adults to help adjust minor alignment issues for a better smile. The dental professionals at Kaitilin Riley DDS are trained to help you best define and meet your alignment goals. The initial consultation Dr. Kaitilin Riley will examine your... Read more »

BPA in my Dental Fillings?

There has been a lot of public awareness of BPA (Bisphenol A) and its impact on health and human development. BPA is used in the manufacturing of plastics and can bind to mammalian estrogen receptors in the laboratory setting, giving rise to impact on heart disease, obesity, diabetes, immune system... Read more »

Over-the-Counter Whitening: What You Need to Know

As you may already know, there are many ways you can successfully whiten your smile, and some of those ways involve the use of over-the-counter whitening products at home! If you’re interested in whitening your smile with an at-home treatment, our Kaitilin Riley DDS team has some helpful information for... Read more »

Using a Crown to Restore the Enamel of a Fractured Tooth

A crack or deep fracture in the enamel of one of your teeth is often a serious problem that demands immediately attention. Beyond the pain you will experience, if the tooth is not restored in short order it can develop serious tooth decay problems that could even lead to or... Read more »

Hardened Tartar Is the Leading Cause of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, sometimes known as gum disease, has several different forms. It is estimated by American Dental Association that roughly 47% of all people over 30 years old also have some degree of periodontal disease. At the same time the Centers for Disease Control report that 64% of seniors over... Read more »

The Possible Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Feeling pain in one or more teeth when you eat hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods, can be disconcerting and prompt you to unnecessarily avoid certain foods. In some cases, tooth sensitivity, could be an early warning sign of a more serious problem. Toothpaste that has been formulated with special... Read more »