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Traditional Dentures vs. Implant-Supported Dentures

At Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry, we offer several methods of tooth replacement. In fact, our Garner and Cary Family & Specialty offices specialize in prosthodontics—the form of dentistry that focuses on restoring and replacing your natural teeth with artificial prostheses. Our teams at these locations have completed advanced training in prosthodontics and are well-equipped to handle your tooth-replacement needs, dentures included. Here, you’ll learn more about the types of dentures we have to offer and which option might suit you best! Partial ... 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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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

A Brief History of Grills

A Brief History of Grills "I got my mouth looking something like a disco ball I got the diamonds and the ice all hand set I might cause a cold front if I take a deep breath My teeth gleaming like I’m chewing on aluminum foil" - Grillz, Nelly (featuring Pall Wall & Ali & Gipp) Grills (or grillz) are, if not popular, at least fairly recognizable these days. Made of precious metals (gold and platinum being the most common) and often studded with diamonds, most grills are ... Read more

Dental Product Series: Teeth Whitening

We all have our vices. Things like a couple of glasses of red wine with dinner, that cup of joe (or three) to start your day, and smoking all take a toll on the color of your teeth. Whether you are getting ready for your wedding day, aren’t ready to give up on the things you enjoy partaking in, or would just like boost in your smile, there are many reasons to have your teeth whitened. With so many options available ... Read more
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