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Category: General dentistry

Say NO to temporary crowns!

Tell me I’m wrong — the dentist tells you you need a crown; and immediately the anxiety sets in when you hear the words “crown”. Visions of relatives and friends with “that” dark line at the gums coupled with the stories of how so and so was on vacation and it was ruined by a… Read More


Say YES to dental crown alternatives!

I’ll be honest – earlier in my career there were fewer options to fix teeth. For general dentistry fillings you got either a silver-mercury tooth filling or a resin plastic composite tooth filling. And, if a filling wasn’t an appropriate treatment option – whether it be a dental financing reason or dental insurance reason, you… 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?”, which usually 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… Read More


The Dental Technology Revolution is Here to Stay

Being a practicing dentist in the 21st century has its advantages.  We have experienced an abundance of dental technology and material advances that are just mind-boggling.  I would say the most impactful change is the ability to perform quality same-day dentistry through the use of CAD/CAM technology.   What is CAD/CAM?  CAD/CAM means computer aided… Read More


You CAN have both!

  There is no choice between a healthy smile or a beautiful smile. You CAN have both! At our Raleigh, NC cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry practice, it’s common to hear patients say that they want to get “healthy first” and then “look good”… as if these events must occur separately or at some point in… Read More


You Get What You Pay For

“I want the cheapest dental fix possible!” “…But the dentist up the road said…” I’ve lost track of the times in my career I have heard patients say just this! I built my dental practice on the philosophy that I have no desire to take a patient’s hard-earned money by doing the wrong thing. I… Read More


A Smile Can Say A Lot

FACT: 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 only your dental history, but to your soul. What exactly do I mean? If I see teeth that… Read More


Seeing is Believing

I’ve learned even in 2017, dentistry may be a mystery for most people; and that’s sad. That said, I get it! It was a mystery to me growing up in rural western Pennsylvania. I can still remember the wood paneling on every square footage in our family’s dental office run by a gruff local dentist… Read More


It’s Okay to Indulge!

“I just want to live a little and have fun!” It’s a common phrase I often hear from people that have unhealthy habits for their lifestyle and their teeth, and I’ve come to realize that the reality of the situation is that these kinds of habits are most likely going to continue. Hey, I get… Read More


What is Progressive Dentistry?

Is Dr. Russo a “progressive dentist”? It’s not enough to simply call yourself ‘progressive’. It takes understanding and an approach to tying dental health to complete health and wellness. I am proud to consider myself a “new-school” (not, old-school) progressive dentist. Not to be confused, being a progressive dentist does not mean performing radical dental… Read More