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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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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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6 Tips for Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth

Dental care isn’t just important for humans! If you have a pet, you have to take care of their oral health too. Like humans, pets can develop painful gum disease if their teeth aren’t properly cared for. We understand that it may not be easy to clean your pet’s teeth, but these tips will make the process much easier and safer for you and your pet. 1. Get the Right Supplies Your local pet store should have pet-friendly toothbrushes and toothpastes (human toothpaste ... Read more
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