Oral Hygiene for Toddlers

It’s very important to care for your toddler’s smile. If you don’t, there is a good chance they can suffer dental cavities and a poor oral health. This can result in tooth pain and the need for one or more dental treatments. It’s best to just take care of their smile in the first place. To help you do so,... read more »

Treatments for Bad Breath

Do you suffer from bad breath? If so, you’re probably wondering how to treat it. You’re like many others who dislike the inconvenience and discomfort associated with bad breath. Bad breath can be a symptom of a simple oral hygiene problem or it can be a symptom of a major dental problem, like gum disease. If you have persistent bad... read more »

How to Treat Tooth Sensitivity

Do you have sensitive teeth? If so, you are likely looking for a way to relieve the sensitivity. You’re not alone. Many people find sensitivity to be annoying, painful, and quite inconvenient. To find the best results possible, it’s best to treat the cause of the sensitivity rather than the symptoms. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Samuel... read more »

Taking Care of Your Braces

Once your braces are on, you may have trouble seeing your teeth through all that metal. But rest assured that they are there, patiently waiting for the day of the when they can be shown off. Until then, you will need to take good care of them. Normally, you should spend two minutes a day, twice a day brushing. But... read more »

Improving Your Smile With Dental Veneers

Smiles that have sustained minor damage over the years can often be restored by dental veneers. Veneers are very thin shells, frequently made out of porcelain that are crafted to match your smile and fit over the fronts of your teeth. Veneers are usually used to correct minor problems, such as chips, stains,and teeth are misshapen or spaced too far... read more »

The Connection Between Your Oral Health and Your Overall Health

You may think that oral health issues are just that: oral. You may be unaware of just how much your dental health is related to your overall health, and why proper oral hygiene and dental care are so important. Gum disease can have an impact far beyond loose teeth, since gum disease means that bacteria can enter your body through... read more »

Are Composite Dental Fillings Right for You?

In the past, a person with a cavity had very few options when it came to fillings. However, dentistry is a very dynamic field of medicine, and patients find themselves with more options than ever before. Fillings are no different. If the tooth that needs repair is one that others can easily see, you might want to consider using a... read more »

Enjoy Autumn in Riverton With a Healthy, Smile!

Fall is a wonderful time of the year. The days start to cool off, the leaves turn to beautiful colors, and the mountains light up with gold, red, and brown. Everyone is looking ahead to Halloween, Thanksgiving, and of course, Christmas! Dr. Sam Richey and the staff at Lighthouse Dental and Orthodontic in Riverton, Utah want you to enjoy all... read more »

The Proper Care of Your Toothbrush

Dr. Sam Richey of Lighthouse Dental and Orthodontic in Riverton, Utah wants to know if your toothbrush needs a tuneup. Take a good look at the bristles. Are the bristles worn, flattened, or starting to droop? If so, then it is time for a new toothbrush. You and your toothbrush should not be in a long-term relationship. If your toothbrush... read more »