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John E. Russo, DMD Blog

Does It Hurt to Have Invisalign Attachments Taken Off?

April 8, 2023

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Taking Invisalign aligner out of its container

All Invisalign patients look forward to the day when they complete their treatment and can enjoy their straighter, more attractive smiles without having to worry about their aligners. However, if you have any attachments on your teeth as part of the Invisalign process, you might be worried about experiencing discomfort when you have them removed. But do you truly have anything to worry about? Here’s an overview of Invisalign attachments and what you can expect when having them taken off your teeth.


How Can You Manage Teeth Whitening Sensitivity?

March 16, 2023

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Close-up of a woman with a bright white smile

Whitening your smile can be a very attractive idea if you’re bothered by stained or discolored teeth. However, if you have already done some research about whitening, you may have heard that it can leave your teeth more sensitive than normal. What causes sensitivity after tooth whitening? And what steps can you take to keep it under control? Your dentist is here to answer these questions so that you know what to expect when brightening your grin.


5 Bad Habits Denture-Wearers Need to Avoid

February 24, 2023

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Close-up of woman holding dentures for the upper jaw

When you first get new dentures, you’ll need some time to adjust to them. Eventually, you may become so comfortable with your new smile that it might not even feel like you’re wearing a dental prosthetic at all. However, if you’re not careful, it can be all too easy to neglect your dentures, causing them to wear out sooner than you might like. To protect your new smile, make sure that you’re avoiding these 5 bad dentures habits.


Why You Should Make Flossing Your New Year’s Resolution

January 19, 2023

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Man looking in bathroom mirror flossing his teeth

Many people choose New Year’s resolutions that will help them lead healthier lifestyles. If you have concerns about your oral health, you’ll probably want to make resolutions based on protecting your smile. One simple change you might consider is to start flossing every day. Here’s why flossing can be an excellent choice for your New Year’s resolution – as well as some tips for making sure that you stick to the habit.


What You Can Do to Avoid Red Wine Teeth Stains This Holiday Season

December 8, 2022

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red wine and cheese

The holidays are here and that means family and friends are gathering to celebrate, make memories, and enjoy good foods and drinks. One of the most common found around tables is red wine. Whether it is sweet, spicy, or dry, it is a staple for the season. If enjoying a glass with your meal is part of your celebratory ritual, you may want to heed a few tips on how to avoid red wine teeth stains during the holidays. Fortunately, a dentist is here to explain.


Should You Call a Dentist or the ER for a Dental Emergency?

November 22, 2022

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Woman looking in mirror rubbing tooth in pain

When there’s a health emergency, it goes without saying that you should seek treatment from a professional right away. But if the emergency involves your teeth or gums, you might not be sure whether you should call the emergency room or your dentist. Since you can’t afford to lose any time during an oral health crisis, it’s important to have a clear idea of who you should contact in case of a dental emergency. Here’s what you need to know.


Recovering from a Bone Graft: What to Expect

November 18, 2022

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Woman resting at home after bone grafting

If you’re having a tooth extracted or are planning on getting dental implants, you might need a bone graft to ensure that there’s a sufficient level of healthy bone in your jaw. As with most kinds of oral surgery, you can expect to need a few days to recover after the procedure. The following post can give you an idea of what to expect during bone graft recovery and what you can do to speed up the healing process.


How Long Will a Dental Crown Last?

October 20, 2022

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A close-up of a dental crown

Even if they look invincible, dental crowns don’t last forever. Over time, they gradually stop working and need to be replaced. Given that fact, you might wonder what to expect from dental crown lifespan. In particular, there’s a good chance you want to know how long treatment lasts and how to prevent early failure. Well, your Orlando dentist is here to give you the details. Read on to learn about dental crowns’ lifespan and what you can do to extend it.


What Problems Can Dental Bonding Fix?

August 24, 2022

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Millions of Americans are unhappy with their smiles. Fortunately, you don’t need extensive or costly cosmetic dental treatments to achieve the flawless appearance of your dreams. If you have minor imperfections in your teeth, you can correct them with dental bonding in Orlando. It’s one of the quickest, easiest, and most affordable cosmetic solutions available today! Read along to learn more from your cosmetic dentist about this service and the common problems it can address. 


How Far Has Cosmetic Dentistry Come?

August 4, 2022

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It was only late last century that nearly all dental appointments were focused on oral health issues with cleanings and exams. Though this will always be a crucial part of the dental field, in recent years the elective procedures under the cosmetic dentistry umbrella continue to rise in popularity. Don’t get the impression that cosmetic dentistry just arrived on the scene, however, as it has been around for thousands of years. Keep reading to learn from your cosmetic dentist in Orlando about some points in history and the progression this branch of dentistry has made.

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