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Category: Advice

Selecting the right dentist

Not all dentist are created equal. That might come as a shock, but it’s a fact, which makes selecting the right dentist a challenge for many. While we all begin our career as dentists with the same education and training, the way we practice and approach dental health can differ. So, how do you identify… Read More


Why do I need a dental crown anyways?

I hear time and time again in my top-rated Raleigh, NC aesthetic dental practice: “Doc, why can’t you just refill it?” That question most often pertains to a tooth that has a large 3 or 4 surface filling that either, has decay, or fracturing in the tooth supporting the fillings.   My response is: “I can… Read More


Clenching and Grinding Teeth

What’s more common than cavities? Clenching and grinding your teeth Most people assume dental cavities are the most prevalent problem at the dentist and while they are a common problem, tooth clenching and grinding, or Bruxism, is a much bigger problem in most affluent metro dental markets such as Raleigh, Cary, and Wake Forest.  … Read More


Nothing Seems To Work?

Tried whitening your teeth before, but nothing seems to work? For many of our new patients at Russo Dentistry, the mention of teeth whitening is a sore subject. Many have tried everything on the market for whiter teeth, and they get no results.  They’ve tried over-the-counter whitening strips, peroxide, baking soda, in-office power bleaching, gum,… Read More


The Different Types of Whiter Teeth

If whiter teeth is something you’ve always dreamed about, you are not alone. At Russo Dentistry, our focus on aesthetic dentistry lends itself to patients who want healthier, brighter smiles. There are different ways to getting whiter teeth. It varies by patient depending on what kind of stain is present. More specifically, teeth become discolored… Read More


Press-On Veneers and Other Less Expensive Options to Porcelain Veneers

My advice regarding press-on veneers or other less expensive options can be quickly summed up with one phrase: Don’t do it! Occasionally a patient will tell me that they got another quote or know someone who can get veneers for a low price, but I always tell them that I can guarantee that they won’t… Read More


Think Twice Before Choosing the Cheaper Route

Finding an affordable dentist matters, but it cannot be your sole priority. This should go without saying for any surgery and not just dental treatments, but you should always think twice before choosing a cheap or inexpensive procedure. Why? Let’s face it. Doctors and dentists need to stay in business. You need to realize this… Read More


Facial Enhancement: Before or After?

I often get asked, “what facial enhancement should I do first?”. More specifically, should I get BOTOX®, Juviderm or Resatylane before or after I correct my smile? In almost all cases, I tell my patients to focus on their smile correction first; and then augment their smile with dermatologic and facial enhancements. The reason? When… Read More


“I thought all dentists were the same…”

Saying that all dentists are the same is like saying all baseball players are the same. Dispelling the myth that all dentists are the same Just like athletes, some have the skills to be “hall-of-famers” and some are destined for the minor leagues. Four years of dental school does not prepare you for greatness. ‘Dental… Read More


A Smile Can Say A Lot

Do you ever wonder what a better smile would do for your confidence and for your life in general? Whether you like it or not, your smile says a lot about you. A smile can brighten up a strangers’ day or it can be provocative to the opposite sex. It gives an insight into not… Read More