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Why are my gums receding?

Many people with receding gums may have no concerns about them early on. It’s one of those slow and incremental changes that are hard to notice right away. But overtime, the problem is prevalent and cannot be ignored. So, how can you know whether or not your gums are receding? Your best bet is to… Read More


What’s really causing your tooth to turn gray?

We all want bright, white teeth, but what happens when our bright whites turn gray? A gray tint or discoloration in your tooth is a problem that you cannot afford to ignore. But to fix the problem, you first have to understand what causes a gray tooth. Tooth decay and tooth trauma are the most… Read More


Your bad breath is telling you something. Are you listening?

What do dentists say about bad breath? Ask any dentist and they will tell you this: bad breath does not discriminate. Studies have shown that 20 to 30 percent of people in the U.S. have bad breath, or what us medical-types call halitosis. So, if you are brushing your teeth regularly but the odor is… Read More


How to keep your teeth for a lifetime

What defines a great smile? Public opinion may vary but cosmetic dentists define great smiles as a healthy balance between white teeth and light pink gums. You can think of a healthy smile as a visible snapshot into the overall health and well being of an individual. So, if we know that first impressions matter,… Read More


A dentist for men

Finding the right dentist for men starts by understanding how men view their overall health. Most men won’t willingly go to the doctor. Majority of men aren’t eager to have their aches and pains evaluated. Most men have no interest in having their teeth cleaned regularly — that’s what they made toothbrushes for, right? Those… Read More


Make the bleeding stop

Whether in the dental chair or at home, most everyone has experienced the dreaded bleeding gums. You’ve likely had the scenario play out at least once before — brushing or flossing only to notice blood staring back at you. You may have just rinsed and moved on because a little bit of blood doesn’t seem… 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


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! And while the comments vary each time, it begs the question: Are cosmetic dentist’s worth the investment? I built my dental practice on the philosophy… 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