A Comprehensive Guide to Better Dental Health for Seniors

Dr. Vaughn Teuscher recently came across this article that helps seniors understand how to achieve a healthy, appealing smile and wanted to share it with our patients to deepen their understanding of better dental health. "Adults have fond memories of walking into their grandparents’ bedroom as children, only to see grandma’s teeth in a cup by her bedside table. This... read more »

Beam me up, Scottie

I'll have to confess, growing up in the 1960's and 1970's I was a big Star Trek fan. When my cousins came over we used to play make believe as we got our "pretend" phasers out for a supposed conflict with another extra-terrestrial. Recently, we just purchased a product called a phaser warmer gun by Vista-Apex that reminded me of... read more »

The Benefits of Topical Fluoride Treatment

After more than 30 years, we recently were forced to replace our deck on our back patio. We knew it was bad when the deck gave way at our eldest daughter’s wedding reception as more than 50 people rushed out to witness the cutting of the cake, dropping more than a few feet, it was lucky no one was injured.... read more »


With the exception of a few rare conditions, most all of us are born with a healthy layer of enamel on our teeth. As one of the hardest substances known to man, enamel provides protection, aesthetic beauty, and unparalleled strength; as such, it is very hard to replicate or replace.  Because there are no living cells in enamel, once it... read more »


One of the things the COVID-19 pandemic has taught me is that it's a stressful world out there and many of us are wearing our teeth away with harmful bruxism, clenching, or grinding habits.  From cracked and fractured teeth to severe wear, erosion and TMJ jaw problems, we have seen a huge increase in these problems over the last couple... read more »


My how things are changing in the world of dentures and removable partial dentures. The analog technology over the past 50 years is rapidly being replaced by digital. It is getting easier and easier to get a digital scan and design the removable on the computer and print it out on a milling machine. In some cases, we still may... read more »


It is amazing to me how in such a short time dentistry has changed and improved vastly. Much of this is due to many of the processes going "digital". Since I purchased an intraoral scanner in the summer of 2020, I have considered offering clear aligner therapy to my patients for minor crowding or spacing of the social six anterior... read more »


Somethimes, you don't know it's ready until its ready. At Two Rivers Dentistry, we have another tool in our arsenal to measure whether an implant is ready to be restored or loaded. In the past, we've had to rely on guesswork or whether a certain torque could be achieved or just waiting 3 or 4 months and hoping it has... read more »


There is nothing more healthy and refreshing than a bright, white smile. Many of our patients ask us about whitening their teeth. There is a lot of confusing information out there, hoaxes and gimmicks like charcoal, kaolin clay and fruit peels. The first step is to limit staining foods and beverages such as coffee, red wine, soda and dark berries.... read more »


You wake up in the morning in a frenzy. You’ve slept through your alarm…again. Sprinting into the kitchen, you frantically pour milk into a bowl of cereal, only to discover it expired three days ago. Turning your car’s ignition in the driveway, you remember it is out of gas. At work, your boss requests that project to be on his... read more »