John Russo Blog
October 1, 2017
While most people know that dental insurance is a great way to save on their dental care, what many are not aware of is that most policies have something called an annual maximum. This is the highest dollar amount of care per person, per year a plan will cover, and it actually resets at the beginning of each year. This means if you have not met your maximum by the time January 1st rolls around, all that extra money will not carry over and basically be lost. This is just one of many reasons you should try to use your dental benefits before the end of the year, and today, we’re going to share 3 more. (more…)
August 28, 2017
If you are like one-third of adults, you probably do not like how your teeth look. Every time you look in the mirror, you are left feeling disappointed while you also struggle with daily insecurities. Although you have probably considered cosmetic dentistry in the past, you are not too sure which procedures are right for you. You have heard many great things about porcelain veneers in Orlando, but are they right for you? If you are ready to transform your smile, there is an easy way to help determine if veneers are the best choice.
July 31, 2017
Missing teeth? Skip the grieving period, forget about “just living with it” — your first priority after losing a tooth should be replacing it. It’s time to rebound with a quality restorative option that helps you eat, speak, and smile with confidence! And when people in our area need dental implants, the premiere option in tooth replacement, Orlando dentist Dr. John E. Russo provides the superior care they’re looking for.
June 19, 2017
Genetics determine everything from your natural hair color to the shape of your eyes, and so it’s not a surprise that genetic factors are also at play when it comes to what your teeth look like. Microdontia is a condition that runs in the family — just like generosity or a love of Frasier — and it makes your teeth look small, like baby teeth. Aside from affecting your smile confidence, microdontia also impacts the function of your bite. Your dentist in Orlando, Dr. John E. Russo, can help. Three common cosmetic and restorative solutions for microdontia (and other cosmetic issues) include composite bonding, dental veneers, and crowns.
May 13, 2017
Every day, for as long as you can remember, you’ve brushed your teeth. Sure – you may run out of time and have to skip flossing here and there, but you always brush to keep your smile healthy and bright. And, although you’re dedicated to this part of your oral hygiene, you may actually be putting your teeth at risk by using improper technique. That’s why your dentist in Orlando, Dr. John Russo, shares the best ways to care for your teeth in this post.
April 23, 2017
Dental care has never been more comfortable or efficient than it is today. Using the latest technology, Dr. John E. Russo offers digital dentistry to provide a higher level of care for Orlando patients. One example is the iTero Intraoral Scanner, which Dr. Russo uses during the treatment planning stages for a traditional crown and bridge or for Invisalign trays. Continue reading to learn more about this invaluable tool from the hi-tech dentist in Orlando!
March 31, 2017
The economic times continue to have a negative impact on oral health. An increasing number of college-aged patients have major dental problems and it’s because dental health doesn’t seem to be much of a priority compared to the million other things our young adults have going on in their lives. That’s totally understandable, but your Orlando dentist wants you to realize that the more time you put into preventive care, the less time and money you will have to put into fixing major dental issues down the road. Most college students must prioritize their spending; we consider moving out of our parents’ house more important than keeping our mouths healthy. The best thing to do is take care of your oral health before it becomes a problem by visiting Dr. Russo simply twice a year.
February 2, 2017
February is important for many reasons – it’s home to Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, and every four years, it gives us Leap Day. But, did you know that February is also National Children’s Dental Health Month? If you weren’t aware, Dr. John Russo, top children’s dentist in Orlando, gives you information on how to care for your son’s and daughter’s teeth – this month, and all year round.
January 15, 2017
It’s a new year, and for a lot of us that means it’s time to make some changes. Like wearing sunscreen every day, or drinking green tea instead of coffee in the morning. Ok, that won’t ever happen — how about you strive for something that won’t give you headaches and caffeine withdrawals? Your dentist in Orlando has some suggestions for your new healthy smile habits in 2017.
December 13, 2016
You’re eating breakfast one morning and you keep feeling pain on this one particular spot on your tongue. Your curiosity finally takes you to the mirror, and you see you have a noticeable white bump on your tongue. It is extremely sensitive, and you only notice it more as the day goes on. You feel it whenever you say a word or take a bite. What is this? More importantly, what can you do about it? Your dentist in Orlando, Dr. John Russo, can tell you a little more about it, as well as how you can treat it. (more…)