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4 Ways Your Smile Changes as You Age

It’s no secret, as you age, so does your smile. Teeth wear down as we chew our way through a lifetime of meals. Did you also know, teeth can move and shift well into adulthood? Here’s a roundup of 4 common changes orthodontists see in patients as they age: 1. Bottom teeth crowding As you age, your jaw bone loses density and shrinks. The mismatched size of the jaw bone with teeth can lead to crowding of the bottom front teeth. Crowding can ... Read more

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Thank You to Our Teachers!

  We sure do appreciate our teachers.  It is now more important than ever to highlight the amazing work of our North Carolina educators. While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many challenges, day in and day out our local teachers are rising to meet these challenges. Their dedication, hard work and sacrifice deserve our highest admiration. Personally, teacher appreciation is every day, and as such, let us be the first to say thank you to our teachers.   #RiccobeneLovesTeachers This week, we are encouraging all ... Read more

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Common Signs You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted

Wisdom teeth are our third set of molars that usually come in during your late teens to early twenties. Over time our jaws have shrunk, leaving little room for the extra row of teeth, which is why they can cause pain and need to be extracted. Besides pain, what are some of the common signs you need your wisdom teeth taken out? Not every patient experiences pain associated with their wisdom teeth. Sometimes we will recommend pulling them based on your x-rays ... Read more
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