Myths About Candy from Halloween

It’s that time of year again – a time when children everywhere dress up in terrifying costumes as ghosts, witches, and dentists in order to horde candy from their neighbors. Halloween is fun for everyone – especially the kids that know where the “good houses” are. As a dentist in…

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The 5 Top Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

When looking at pictures of yourself, do you stare at your teeth wishing they were different? Do you smile with your mouth closed to cover up stained, gapped, chipped, or misshapen teeth? In a world with social media and selfies, having a bright, beautiful smile has become increasingly popular. Thankfully,…

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Best Dentist for Seniors in Salinas, CA

Throughout most of our adult lives, proper dental hygiene – combined with regular visits to the dentist – can often be enough to help you manage your smile. You may have a few fillings – even the rare root canal – but if you’ve cared for your teeth successfully and…

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What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a common and extensive procedure that protects a damaged tooth. If your tooth is broken, cracked, or suffering from a large cavity, a crown may be the best option for you. Your dentist may also recommend a crown if you have a small to a moderately sized cavity…

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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a great way to restore your smile. They can either blend in with your existing teeth, or they can be implanted to give your dentures something to adhere to. Either way, getting dental implants is a simple procedure that can permanently fix your grin. How Do Dental…

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How long does invisalign work?

Braces have been a part of most people’s lives, especially as a kid. They were clunky and sometimes embarrassing. Throughout the years the process for braces has evolved to become almost invisible. Invisalign has been on the market since the early 2000’s and has most people throwing out their regular…

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How Invisalign Works

Invisalign has helped many people to have a straighter smile and feel more confident about themselves. That is a powerful thing to offer someone and many people are lining up to get straighter teeth. However, many people feelconcerned because they don’t know what the process entails. In this article, you…

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Can You Use Invisalign With Missing Teeth

Invisalign has been helping many people to feel their best about their smiles. It also helps them not to feel self-conscious; like so many do when they wear regular braces. Like most people, you probably want to know if you can use Invisalign even if you have missing teeth. In this post,…

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What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth that’s used to fill the gap left by a missing tooth. It is made up of a false tooth permanently fixed to the real tooth (or teeth) next to it. Bridges serve both functional and aesthetic purposes. Filling in a tooth gap is…

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Need dental implants? Make sure you find the right dentist

If you’re missing teeth, dental implants are an investment in your smile’s future. But as a complex procedure, and an alternative to bridges and dentures that should last you a lifetime, that makes investing in the right dentist all the more important. Look at your dentist’s training and experience First…

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Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Dr. Russell Cureton and his entire team are dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits to our Salinas family dental office as comfortable and pleasant as possible.