Finding Relaxation at the Dentist | Riverside General Dentist


Do you struggle with going to the dentist? If you do, don’t stress. There are plenty of individuals who carry the fear of going to the dentist. Going to the dentist is a vital part in keeping your teeth and the rest of your body healthy. So trust us when we say that you should not avoid the dentist. If you are one of the many individuals who are limited when going to the dentist because of fear, Dr. Middleton’s dental practice in Riverside, CA now offers sedation dentistry to calm your nerves!

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It’s sometimes referred to as “sleep dentistry,” although that’s not entirely accurate. Patients are usually awake with the exception of those who are under general anesthesia.

Sedation is most appropriate for people with a real fear or anxiety that is preventing them from going to the dentist.

Sedation dentistry may also be appropriate for people who:

  • have a low pain threshold
  • can’t sit still in the dentist’s chair
  • have very sensitive teeth
  • have a bad gag reflex
  • need a large amount of dental work completed

Put all your worries today and ask about Sedation Dentistry!

If you would like more information on sedation dentistry or Nitrous Oxide treatment, please contact Dr. Gerald Middleton at (951) 688-3442 or visit our website.

Dr. Gerald Middleton also proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Redlands, Moreno Valley, Lake Elsinore, and surrounding areas.

Riverside General Dentist | Why is Flossing So Important?


I bet you’re tired of listening to people constantly tell you to floss. Dentists and health specialists everywhere are trying their hardest to make flossing more prevalent in individuals’ health routines. There are a million excuse patients use as to why they lack the patience to floss, however, here at the dental office of Gerard Middleton, we urge you to take a look at the overall importance of flossing and how it can save your teeth.

  • Unlike a toothbrush, floss is able to get into hard to reach areas and clean out pieces of food or bacteria that can cause plaque to build up. If left untreated for too long, plaque may turn into cavities and worsen into gum disease.
  • Flossing promotes a healthier lifestyle and can lead to a decrease in health issues all around. A healthy mouth can help fight other issues in the body, not to mention decrease the risk of bad breath.

Flossing provides you brighter and healthier teeth while promoting a healthier lifestyle. What more could you want?

For more information about the importance of flossing and cavity prevention, call Dr. Middleton in Riverside, CA at 951-688-3442 or visit

Dr. Middleton of Riverside, CA also proudly accepts patients from Norco, Ontario, Eastvale, Murrieta, Fontana, and surrounding areas.