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Ruocco Family Dentistry Blog

The Facts about Periodontal Disease

April 25, 2018

Filed under: Preventive Dentistry — Tags: — dr_ruocco @ 2:57 am

female dental patientLet’s talk about periodontal—or gum—disease. Not exactly a popular topic of conversation, but an important one nevertheless. Conservative estimates show that approximately 80 percent of adults in the United States have some degree of periodontal disease. There is treatment for this bacterial infection; however, the disease cannot ever be eradicated from your mouth. That’s why a strict oral hygiene routine is essential after you’ve had a diagnosis of periodontal disease. Read on for more information and treatment options.


All About Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings

March 2, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_ruocco @ 7:29 pm

close-up of a healthy smileTooth decay, aka cavities or dental caries, is nothing new. In fact, this is the most common chronic disease affecting children. 96% of all Americans will have at least one cavity during their lifetime. Covering a cavity with a silver (or amalgam) filling used to be the best solution. Today, there is a better option. Made out of durable, composite resin, tooth-colored dental fillings look just like your natural tooth enamel, make your teeth less likely to fracture, and can last for years and years.


Traditional Dentures vs. Implant Supported Dentures in Waxhaw

January 8, 2018

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: , — dr_ruocco @ 5:17 pm

Woman looking in mirrorNow, you have many different options to replace your missing teeth, including dentures and implant supported dentures in Waxhaw. While they are both effective for helping you treat your tooth loss, there is one option that offers far more benefits than the other. With implant supported dentures, you will make a true investment in your oral health and quality of life.

Cosmetic Bonding in Waxhaw: An Option for Every Budget

October 30, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_ruocco @ 12:33 pm

portrait of a smiling womanNot everyone can afford to invest in more expensive cosmetic dentistry treatments — but most adults would still like to improve the appearance of their smiles. Fortunately, there is an efficient and affordable option available with cosmetic bonding in Waxhaw. This noninvasive treatment can improve the appearance of aesthetically imperfect but healthy teeth, and it only takes one visit to the dentist to complete. Interested? Keep reading to learn more about cosmetic bonding and whether or not it’s right for your smile.


Your Children’s Dentist in Waxhaw Debunks Fluoride Rumors

September 12, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_ruocco @ 9:37 pm

woman smiling gorgeous smileAmerica has been working to decline tooth decay rates by fluoridating water for over 70 years! There have always been mixed feelings as to whether this should be implemented or canceled out completely—reaching so far that people have tried to prove that drinking fluoridated water lowers IQ and cause mental health development issues for children.

This is simply not the case. Your children’s dentist in Waxhaw is here to “put the nail in the coffin” when it comes to fluoride misinterpretation. Your dentist wouldn’t steer you or your loved ones wrong!


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