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We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
At Rye Smiles we greatly appreciate the feedback we receive from our patients. We know the importance of effectively treating sleep apnea for each patient suffering sleep and related health issues, so we take pride in sharing the following Google review from our patient recently treated for sleep apnea by Dr Rye. “I have been going to Dr Rye for…Continue reading
Exploring the Relationship Between Malocclussion, Childhood Breathing Disorders, and Sleep Disorders
As more of us are learning that we may suffer from breathing disorders that can lead to sleep apnea, research is showing us that there is a relationship between breathing disorders that can lead to sleep disorders and malocclusion, referred to as bite disorder. We are learning that childhood breathing disorders can lead to malocclusion, which can further compromise breathing.…Continue reading
We always appreciate the feedback from our patients, as this is truly the highest compliment we can receive. The long term relationships we build with our patients are the foundation of Rye Smiles. We’d like to share a recent review on Yelp from our patient, Julie C. “I’ve been a patient at Dr. Rye’s for nearly 10 years. …Continue reading
A recent news story about a young truck driver who died after a tooth infection spread to his lungs got me thinking about my own experience with patients of late. Over the past few months I have treated a dramatic increase in the number and severity of dental infections requiring strong antibiotics, root canal therapy, and occasional surgical intervention, sometimes…Continue reading
Ingrid’s Story on TMJ & Sleep Apnea with Dr. Rye: “Without exaggeration, Dr. Rye has changed my life.”
Ingrid was diagnosed with moderate Sleep Apnea in 2005 at which time she started using a CPAP machine. After struggling with the machine for approximately six months, she decided to try an oral dental appliance. For the next nine years she treated her Sleep Apnea with ill-fitting mouth guards prescribed and provided by doctors she believed to be experts in treating…Continue reading
An article by Dr. Gordon Rye. It’s estimated that up to 40 million Americans suffer from some form of dental anxiety or dental phobia. Fortunately, sedation dentistry is available at most dental practices to help relieve your fear and anxiety and allow you to get the professional treatment you need for your smile. What are the most effective sedation dentistry…Continue reading
When it comes to children, it can be a struggle to instill the proper oral care habits that will benefit your young ones throughout life. However, this is an important part of parental instruction because habits that are started in youth often become lifetime habits. Good habits in oral care will help your child to enjoy a healthy mouth throughout…Continue reading
An article by Dr. Gordon Rye. If your teeth have white spots on the surface of the enamel, you likely have a condition called enamel hypoplasia. Enamel hypoplasia appears as uneven whitening across your smile, but this color is generally noticeably different from the rest of your smile and many people feel self-conscious about it. Those white spots on your…Continue reading
Infected gums or periodontal disease is a very common occurrence in the US. Before the infection sets in, gingivitis occurs. However, once there is an infection in the gums, intervention by a dental professional is necessary. You may need an antibiotic to kill the infection, and severe cases may even require some oral surgery. How can you know if your…Continue reading
When you’re missing a tooth or several teeth, you have options when it comes to restoring your smile! You and your dentist can discuss which options would be best for your smile, including dentures, partial dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. Among these options, dental implants are the best investment for your smile and make excellent long-term replacements for your…Continue reading