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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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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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3 Tips for a Healthier Smile

A beautiful smile is a healthy smile. Our three simple tips for gaining and maintaining a healthy oral microbiome include: (1) an effective at-home oral hygiene routine, (2) a healthy diet, and (3) visiting your dentist regularly. Continue reading to learn more.  Protect Your Teeth Your pearly whites are tough, but they must be respected.…

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5 Treatments for a Cracked Tooth

Throughout life, things will happen to your teeth. The important thing is to address any problem with your teeth immediately to maintain your beautiful smile. Read more to learn about how we can help repair your cracked tooth in our Salinas office: Dental Crowns A cost-effective, protective cap that covers the damaged tooth, dental crowns…

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Are there foods that can whiten your teeth?

Some people with stained teeth dish out hundreds of dollars on DIY teeth whitening kits or trays to achieve whiter-looking teeth. However, this can get pricey and with the number of products on the market, results are bound to be varied. Luckily, Dr. Cureton and our team in Salinas are here with a list of…

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Importance of Bi-Annual Cleanings

It can be easy to skip out on a dental cleaning when you don’t have any specific aches or pains to deal with. But as you’ll read here, routine dental cleanings are the key to a healthy, happy mouth. If you want to maintain your beaming smile, coming in for a bi-annual checkup with Dr.…

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