Posts by Dr. Russell Cureton

Oral Health-Related Christmas Gift Ideas

The holidays are right around the corner, and like many people, you might be wondering what to get your family and friends for Christmas. This year, give the gift of oral health. At North Salinas Dental, Dr. Russell Cureton and his caring team are here to help you stay on Santa’s nice list. But, if…

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5 Benefits of Having a Beautiful Smile

A Black woman with a beautiful smile in front of a blue background

Our teeth are important. Really important. They allow us to speak and chew. But, more than that, our teeth allow us to share our beautiful smiles with the world. Unfortunately, an unhealthy or lackluster smile can make sharing our smiles more difficult (and embarrassing!). Don’t let a dull smile hold you back–schedule an appointment with…

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Tiny Guide to Creating the BEST Flossing Habit

Every dentist, every dental hygienist, and every dental scientist, will tell you how important it is to floss. As a North Salinas dentist, Dr. Cureton recommends all of his patients floss once a day. But while most of us remember to brush our teeth morning and night, only a small percentage of adults (fewer than…

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Why Us: About Russell Cureton D.D.S.

Choosing the right dentist is a crucial part of taking care of yourself because your oral health affects your overall well-being. Part of achieving and maintaining good oral health is visiting the dentist at least every six months, so it is important to have a dental care team who makes you feel comfortable and earns…

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4 Tips for Finding a New Dentist

A trip to the dentist isn’t just about having a professional brush your teeth. Oral health care is a critical part of keeping your body safe and healthy so you can continue to do the things you love every day. With that in mind, choosing a dentist is an important step in your care routine.…

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5 Myths About Gingivitis

You may have heard of gingivitis, but do you know what causes it? Gingivitis is a mild form of gum (periodontal) disease caused by bacterial (plaque and tartar) build-up on and in between the teeth and gums. When periodontal-disease causes bacteria overgrows in the mouth, this harmful bacteria attacks dental enamel and gum tissue. Consequently,…

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5 Ways to Improve Your Smile Before Christmas

This time of year brings us closer together, and being closer together means that we want to look and feel our best. Having a picture-perfect smile is one way to look your best. But what if you’re worried that your smile won’t win you a kiss under the mistletoe? Don’t worry! Here are five small…

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Invisalign vs. Braces: Which is better?

Your smile is one of the first things people notice and remember about you. According to a publication published by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, nearly half the people surveyed consider smiles as the most memorable feature. Are you afraid that crooked or crowded teeth might be the only thing people remember about your…

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6 Tips for Recovery After Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is a tough, but often necessary decision. Many patients are concerned about what their quality of life will be like after oral surgery and how long the recovery process will take from beginning to end.   Manage Expectations It’s no secret that your brain is one of the most powerful organs in your body.…

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