Author Archives: Michael Ricciardi DDS

Real-Life Smile Makeovers

It’s one thing to describe just how amazing cosmetic dentistry can be for patients. But seeing concrete changes made possible with treatment will take your breath away. Our Staten Island cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Ricciardi has helped patients achieve better … Continue reading

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Cosmetic Dentistry and Confidence Go Hand in Hand

How do you feel about yourself? That’s a weighty question, but one that merits reflection. When you feel confident, you’re more likely to experience personal success – it’s as simple as that. And boosting your self-esteem doesn’t have to be … Continue reading

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The Porcelain Veneer Smile Makeover

Porcelain veneers speak for themselves. When you see teeth that have been transformed by these thin ceramic shells, the results can be stunning. But restorations are nothing on their own – they need to be backed by a talented cosmetic … Continue reading

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Getting a Grip on Dental Anxiety

Feel your mouth clamp shut as soon as a dental drill is in your sights? So many patients of all ages struggle with dental anxiety – and they feel the ramifications throughout the lives. When you’re afraid of dental treatment, … Continue reading

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Is Natural Teeth Whitening Realistic?

Every time you log onto Facebook, there’s someone posting about some new natural way to total health, happiness, and prosperity. But while some of these DIY life improvements have a basis in reality, others aren’t so effective. “Natural” teeth whitening … Continue reading

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Is Stress Getting to You? Your Teeth Will Tell

None of us are immune to stress, but we all process it in different ways. Some people find it impossible to sleep, tossing and turning all night. Others lose their appetite, yet others overeat. Some of us become irritable throughout the … Continue reading

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Life After Tooth Loss Can Be Life As Usual

So you’ve lost a permanent tooth. While this might feel overwhelming, it doesn’t have to mean the end. Your oral health, smile, dental function, and confidence can be brought back up to a fulfilling place, and we can help. Your … Continue reading

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Celebrate a Cavity-Free Halloween

The holidays are all about indulging – but there’s a difference between enjoying treats responsibly and throwing your oral health to the wind. If you help your kids (and yourself) approach Halloween in a slightly healthier fashion, you can avoid … Continue reading

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When to Ditch the Pacifier

When celebrities are in the news for defending their toddlers’ use of pacifiers, that shows that there are larger fears at work. The general public is concerned about long-term effects of pacifiers – but many people aren’t sure exactly when to wean … Continue reading

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Eat Less Sugar: Here’s How, and Why

How much sugar do you usually eat in a day? Even if you think you’re aware of the amount, there’s probably sugar lurking in places you don’t suspect. And for the sake of your teeth (and your entire body), it’s … Continue reading

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