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Orthodontic Open House

At Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry, we know that a straight smile can make a huge impact on your life. That’s why we make an effort to introduce our patients to all of the orthodontic treatments we offer and pay it forward wherever we can. Read on to learn more about our upcoming ortho event and our most recent giveaway! Orthodontic Open House Have you been considering orthodontic treatment, but you’re not sure which method is best for you? To provide our patients with ... Read more

When Is the Right Time to Get Braces for My Kids?

Braces are a significant dental milestone for kids, and an important financial consideration for parents as well. When it comes to your child, you may be wondering how to know when they need braces, or if they even need them at all! Read on for signs to look out for that can tell you your child may be ready for braces. When Kids Need Orthodontic Work Misalignments and the exact tooth eruption timeline vary greatly between patients. Therefore, there is no set time ... Read more
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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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