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Thinking about a new smile? Ask these three questions first

Whitening, veneers, bonding, shaping or dental implants. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, there are endless procedure options available to improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile. But how do you know which cosmetic procedure is right for you and your smile? And more importantly, how do you confidently select the cosmetic dentist to deliver… Read More


The facts about before and after images in cosmetic dentistry

Before and after images in cosmetic dentistry are imperative. The images are more than photos; they demonstrate the results, the potential and the impact of great dental work. But for those who don’t spend their days staring at a person’s teeth, the shock-and-awe factor of before and after images in cosmetic dentistry can be highly… 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


The dotted line between oral health and overall health

There is no separation between oral health and overall health. While your primary physician isn’t responsible for evaluating your gums, and your dentist isn’t responsible for analyzing your blood work, there are clear connections between what’s happening inside your mouth and what’s happening to the rest of your body. We’ve put together the conditions and… Read More


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


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


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


Mercury Fillings: What’s the Big Deal?

At Russo DDS, we talk a lot about silver, mercury fillings. What are mercury fillings, anyway? Mercury fillings are an amalgam (which means to “mix with mercury”) consisting of mercury, silver, copper, tin, zinc, etc.; and have been used to fill teeth for over one hundred years. They are silver/black in color, not pleasing to… Read More


3 Things To Ask Yourself about Your Dentist

When it comes to dentistry, there are many questions you should ask yourself before selecting a practice – or making the decision to switch. Many times new patients come to my practice after suffering from subpar dental work completed by low-cost dentists in the area. Low prices may seem great at the time, but ask yourself… Read More