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Stop Gingivitis in its Tracks

Plaque buildup does more than trigger tooth decay. When that film of bacteria gathers on your teeth, your gums are affected in similarly harmful ways. The acids produced by the plaque irritate your gum line, causing inflammation and redness. If … Continue reading

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5 Things You Don’t Know You Gain from Healthy Teeth

Healthy teeth do a whole lot more than keep you out of the dentist’s chair. By maintaining a strong, disease-free smile, you give yourself a better chance at happiness and success. Your teeth are important to both your own confidence … Continue reading

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10 Easy Invisalign Pointers – Sail Through Treatment

Travel-sized oral hygiene products will help you clean your teeth on the go – a must during Invisalign treatment “What do I need to know about Invisalign?” It’s a question on the lips of every interested patient. If it’s really … Continue reading

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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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