At River City Dental, we understand the importance of having a healthy, happy smile. Dr. Glenn Vandepeear and the staff of River City Dental make a concerted effort to help patients of all ages to achieve optimal oral health. As a family dentist, Dr. Vandepeear can recommend corrective dental appliances for Kamloops patients.
Whether it’s for a child or someone in their golden years, everyone deserves to have healthy teeth and a beautiful smile! To be referred to an oral health specialist or an orthodontist, we invite you to call River City Dental to schedule an appointment, today!
Mouthguards for Sports
Out of the millions of sports injuries each year, nearly half are due to a tooth injury or “avulsed tooth,” the medical term for a tooth being knocked out. While many parents assume their children only need to wear mouthguards in sports, such as hockey, rugby, and football, a staggering amount of mouth-related trauma also occurs in water polo, wrestling, basketball, equestrian sports, softball, racquetball, and other sports. In fact, one study points to basketball as the sport with the most dental injuries, with football coming in at second.
Do you ever wake up with an aching jaw? Does your partner or spouse ever mention that you grind your teeth at night? Nighttime teeth grinding, known as bruxism, can lead to jaw pain, TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), and also wear down tooth enamel. A night guard can help stop nighttime teeth grinding, as well as reduce the chances of grinding-related cavities forming. Your sleeping partner will most likely also appreciate the fact that you no longer grind your teeth at night — it truly is a win-win situation for you both!
Braces and Orthodontics
Braces are one of the best ways to straighten out one or more crooked teeth, or close in tooth gaps (diastema). If you’re self-conscious about wearing the wire-and-bracket varieties, there are also “invisible” braces such as Invisalign® that may be an appropriate treatment option.
We’re Always Here to Help
At River City Dental, we always take pride in being as helpful and friendly as possible. If you’re receiving a dental appliance for the first time, we would be happy to instruct you on its proper use and how to maintain it. There are numerous budget-friendly orthodontic and dental appliances out there, so don’t be afraid to ask! The last thing we would want you to do is go through life with a smile that diminishes your confidence.
Let’s Talk Dental Appliances
If you are interested in being referred to an oral health specialist, such as an orthodontist, River City Dental would be happy to make a professional referral on your behalf. The first step is to have your oral health evaluated by our dentist, Dr. Glenn Vandepeear. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Vandepeear, simply give us a call at any time.