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Transitioning From Dentures To Implants

For patients who are missing one, a few, or an entire arch of teeth, dentures can be a life-changing restorative option. However, their shorter lifespan, uncomfortable movement, and high-maintenance cleaning regimen cause many patients to make the transition to dental implants. After all, they have a whopping 95% success rate and can last 20+ years! However, to ensure the switch to implant dentures with Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry is seamless. 5 Amazing Benefits of Dental Implants Since dentures are a durable, tested solution ... 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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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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Fact vs. Myth: Is Sugar Bad for Teeth?

You’ve heard many times that sugar is bad for your teeth, but it can be hard to avoid it when the sweet stuff is everywhere! We’ll explore what sugar does to your teeth, if all sugar is bad for your teeth, and what you can do to protect your oral health. What Does Sugar Do To My Teeth? Eating sugar doesn’t actually harm your oral health, but it's the acids that the bacteria on your teeth release after breaking sugar down that do. ... Read more
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4 Dangerous Dental Fads You Should Avoid

There have been many well-publicized trends in oral health care over the last few years, but not all of them are good for your teeth! Here are a few dental fads to avoid in order to protect your teeth! Brushing with Lemon Juice & Baking Soda Both lemon juice and baking soda have been touted for their whitening abilities, but each carries its own separate dangers for your teeth. Lemon juice is highly acidic, and repeat exposure means risking the integrity of your ... Read more
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