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The Treatment Plan-Your Path to a Healthy Smile

The Treatment Plan-Your Guide to a Healthy Smile As we enter the new year, we each create resolutions to better ourselves. While some resolutions may target finances or travel adventures, others target personal growth and health. On the subject of health, one resolution that should not be overlooked is your oral health. It’s easy to…
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Clear Correct Aligners for a Beautiful and Healthy Smile

Straighter Teeth with Clear Aligners Orthodontics Obtaining a straighter smile and a boost of confidence as an adult does not have to involve traditional metal braces.. At River Oaks Dental Jacksonville, we understand the desire to transform your smile both subtly and effectively. Clear aligner braces like Clear Correct and Invisalign can help you achieve…
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Diabetes and Gum Disease- What You Need to Know

Gum disease and diabetes Periodontal, or gum, disease occurs when plaque spreads and enters below the gumline – an area difficult to reach and clean with just the bristles of a toothbrush. Once the bacteria infiltrates the gums and the disease takes over, patients can notice redness, swelling, and even bleeding of the gum. This…
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A Holiday Wish List to Smile About

Gifts to make your loved ones smile As you continue your holiday shopping, finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones may seem like a difficult task. Especially this year, many of us are avoiding stores and malls to limit outside interactions. This year instead of giving the latest new gadget or trendiest clothes, give…
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Mask Mouth: Dental problems during the COVID pandemic

Increased dental problems during the pandemic It’s 2020, and you’ve finally made some time to catch up on your self-care.  You’ve had your annual physical and bloodwork, all clear.  And you finally got your new glasses with your updated prescription.  Now you are relaxing at your dentist’s office while your hygienist cleans your teeth.  It…
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Medicare and Dental Care

Medicare and dental care Are you over 60 years old? Has it been more than a year since your last dental visit? Well, you aren’t alone! More than one in five adults over 60 years old have not seen a dentist in the last five years.  With some supplemental dental plans from Medicare dental care…
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Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer screening in jacksonville, florida Dr. Rachel Monteiro and her dedicated team are committed to performing oral cancer screenings in Jacksonville, Florida at River Oaks Dental.  All patients receive oral cancer screenings at their new patient exams as well as at annual hygiene visits.  When oral cancer and other oral conditions, such as non-cancerous…
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FILL YOUR PLATE WHEN YOU HAVE DENTAL IMPLANTS

FILL YOUR PLATE WHEN YOU HAVE DENTAL IMPLANTS November 1, 2020 You arrive ready to eat … but concerned that you may have limited options. It’s not because there won’t be options. There will be lots of food. Your concern — if you have loose-fitting dentures — is whether you will be confident enough to…
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YOUR SMILE CAN SHINE WITH TEETH WHITENING

YOUR SMILE CAN SHINE WITH TEETH WHITENING October 15, 2019 You’ve been aware of it for a little while. You may not have wanted to discuss it. You might even feel a little embarrassed about it, but you should know that in time, it happens to most people. Your smile naturally gets darker or yellower…
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October is National Dental Hygiene Month

OCtober is National dental hygiene month “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.  This couldn’t be more true than when it comes to caring for your oral health.  When you establish good dental hygiene habits, you are less likely to need more expensive dental procedures later.  This includes twice daily brushing, flossing,…
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CALL ON US TO HELP WITH DENTAL ANXIETY

CALL ON US TO HELP WITH DENTAL ANXIETY October 1, 2020 It’s the month of Halloween. Depending on your age, you may be getting ready to visit a haunted house, attend a costume party, or go trick-or-treating with your kids. In addition to candy, Halloween is closely connected with scary things. Most of the time,…
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DO SOMETHING SOON ABOUT YOUR TOOTH DECAY

DO SOMETHING SOON ABOUT YOUR TOOTH DECAY September 15, 2020 At first, you may have thought it wasn’t a big deal. You even hoped it would do away on its own. Today, you realize that isn’t going to happen. Tooth decay requires restorative dentistry, and that’s something we are happy to do for patients who visit our…
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FLOSS TO FIGHT AGAINST GUM DISEASE

FLOSS TO FIGHT AGAINST GUM DISEASE September 8, 2020 You didn’t want to believe it at first, but it happened again. Your gums started bleeding while you were brushing your teeth. That’s not what you were expecting, but the evidence is obvious when you look in the mirror or the sink. That bleeding is a…
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GET READY FOR YOUR CLOSE-UP WITH DENTAL VENEERS

GET READY FOR YOUR CLOSE-UP WITH DENTAL VENEERS September 1,2020 If you’ve been to the movies, you’ve seen them. You have probably seen them on television, too, and in celebrity magazines. They are “Hollywood” smiles … and like many things we see on screens big and small, they are creations. Yes, some people who have…
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PLAY SAFE WITH CUSTOM ATHLETIC MOUTHGUARDS

PLAY SAFE WITH CUSTOM ATHLETIC MOUTHGUARDS August 20, 2020 With classes starting again at local schools, we know that the start of the fall sports season will be here soon. For that matter, winter sports will be practicing before we know it, too. That’s makes this a good time to remind athletes of all ages…
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PLAN A DENTAL CLEANING FOR THE NEW YEAR

PLAN A DENTAL CLEANING FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR August 6, 2020 If you haven’t already done so, you’ll probably be gathering supplies for school in the days ahead. While you are getting paper and pens, notebooks and art supplies, backpacks and new outfits, we recommend you schedule a dental exam at our office. It…
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TREAT YOURSELF TO A WHITE SMILE ONCE MORE

Coffee, desserts, pizza and pasta, soft drinks, tea, tobacco, wine … All of those things and many, many more foods and beverages add to the stains on your smile. In reality, it’s almost inevitable that your teeth will become yellower or darker as you get older. This could explain why professional teeth whitening is one…
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DO YOU NEED TO DEAL WITH A TMJ DISORDER?

You have a headache … again. It’s the third day in a row you’ve woken up with one. It’s become far too common, and you wish it would stop. Either way, you take a few pain relievers before getting started on the rest of your morning routine. You decide to swing by a coffee shop…
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