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Professional Teeth Whitening

Our smiles play a large role in our overall appearance, so it’s no surprise that in-office professional teeth whitening is one of the most common dental procedures in the world. Having your cosmetic dentist whiten your teeth will effectively remove surface stains and also improve discolored teeth. Learn More About Professional Teeth Whitening Here.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

If you have gaps in your mouth created by missing teeth, you know what a hassle it can be to perform even the simplest tasks. Even the most basic mouth movements allowing you to talk and chew food can be difficult and painful. Thankfully, dental bridges provide a solution. Learn More About the Benefits of Dental Bridges Here.

6 Tips for Preventing Gum Disease

As more and more research about gum disease is surfacing, the need for prevention is more urgent than ever. Gum disease is when your gum tissue and surrounding bones become infected. Gingivitis is a type of gum disease that only affects the gums. Periodontitis, on the other hand, is a more severe form of gum disease that affects the gums as well as the bones that support your teeth. Learn More About the Benefits of Dental Bridges Here.

Same-Day CEREC Dental Restorations

In 1980, W. Mörmann and M. Brandestini created CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) technology for dental restorations and changed dentistry forever. CEREC technology allows dentists to restore patients’ aesthetic issues in their own office, without the need for a lab. Learn More About Same-Day CEREC Dental Restorations Here.

7 Common Causes of Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity can be difficult to deal with, especially when something as simple as drinking water can aggravate it. Teeth sensitivity has many causes, so it’s important to know what could be causing your sensitivity. Read over the list below to figure out what may be causing your teeth sensitivity. Learn More About 7 Common Causes of Sensitive Teeth Here.

The Benefits of Regular Dental Visits

Visiting your dentist regularly and having your teeth professionally cleaned makes a drastic difference in your overall health. A clean mouth not only reduces cavities, but also can greatly improve the health of your entire body. Learn More About The Benefits of Regular Dental Visits Here.

Regain Confidence With Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you feel self conscious about laughing or smiling in front of other people? Do you try to hide your mouth’s problem areas from others? If you have stained, crooked, gapped, decaying or missing teeth, it’s easy to lose your confidence. Learn More About How To Regain Confidence With Cosmetic Dentistry Here.

Dental Implant FAQ's

Dental implants are titanium screws that serve as anchors in the jaw bone to replace missing teeth. After a few months the jaw bone fuses to the implant, then an abutment, or “post” is screwed into the implant. Learn More About Dental Implant FAQ's Here.

Create a Dynamic Smile With Dental Bonding

Are your teeth discolored, cracked or decayed? Some dentists use traditional dental restoration procedures used to address these issues are slow and costly. If you want to improve your smile effectively and affordably, dental bonds may be just what you need to create a dynamic smile. Learn More About How To Create a Dynamic Smile With Dental Bonding Here.

Invisalign vs Braces

At first glance, Invisalign and traditional metal braces seem similar — for the same cost, they both provide you with a stunning smile. However, a closer inspection reveals several key differences that most dentists would call significant benefits. Learn More About Invisalign Clear Braces Here.

3 Signs You Need Mini Dental Implants

Mini Dental Implants are generally preferred by dentists over dental bridges because they will last longer and give your teeth a more natural appearance. In addition, they alsofunction in the same way as natural teeth. Mini Dental Implants are much more convenient and require far less maintenance than dentures, which must be removed for cleaning and maintenance.Dental bridges are not anchored to the gums, therefore they are not as sturdy as Mini Dental Implants. Learn More About Mini Dental Implants Here.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are ceramic coverings that look and function like natural teeth, fitting over gapped, stained or cracked teeth like a protective shell. In most cases, dentists can place veneers over your teeth using little to no anesthesia. Learn More About Porcelain Veneers Here.


Frank P. Ruffino DDS
51333 Mound Road
Shelby Township, MI 48316

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