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How to Prevent & Treat Gingivitis

If you’re suffering from gingivitis, the last thing you want to do is ignore it! Read on to learn how you can spot, treat, and eradicate gingivitis before it develops into something worse and leaves you with long-term damage. Signs & Symptoms of Gingivitis Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease. It may be considered mild, but it’s not to be ignored. If left unaddressed, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis, a much more serious form of gum disease. So if you ... Read more
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Is Whitening Safe for Your Teeth?

Many of our patients are concerned about teeth discoloration and wonder if teeth whitening is safe. We’re here to give you information on how to safely and effectively achieve a dramatically whiter smile so you can look and feel your best! Why Do Teeth Turn Yellow? Extrinsic Stains One reason teeth are susceptible to staining is because the enamel, or the outer protective layer of teeth, can take on the dark hue of drinks like wine, soda, tea, and coffee. These are called extrinsic ... Read more
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Can My Teeth Be Remineralized?

Strong teeth are vital to a healthy mouth. To ensure your teeth are as healthy as they can be, it’s important that you keep your enamel strong. But what if your teeth have been demineralized? Here, we’ll explain what demineralization and remineralization are, and how you can promote a strong and healthy smile. What Is Demineralization? Demineralization is the process by which your teeth lose vital mineral content due to the presence of plaque bacteria, tooth decay (or cavities), and leftover starchy and ... Read more
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Combat Dental Fear with IV Sedation

Millions of Americans suffer from dental fear, which is why at Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry we do all we can to calm your nerves. We want you to feel comfortable and relaxed while we work. One way we do this is by offering IV sedation. Today, let’s talk about why with IV sedation, you don’t have to fear the dentist any more. What Is IV Sedation? Intravenous sedation, or IV sedation, is when a sedative drug is administered via an injection. Dentists sometimes ... Read more
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4 Ways to Prepare for a Dental Emergency

We don’t often think of medical emergencies as being dental-related. However, it's just as critical to be prepared for a dental emergency as any other injury. Here are five easy ways to be prepared just in case. Know How to Treat Them Using Your Kitchen Knowing how to treat a dental emergency is particularly important information, especially if you have kids or you are susceptible to dental injuries. You may be surprised to know that you have some tools you can use ... Read more
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