Ask a Dentist Launched in Murfreesboro Office

 

INTRODUCING ASK DR. RICAFORT

Early in 2015 Dr. Ricafort decided to open up the floor for dental questions online. Whether you are a current patient, a soon-to-be patient, or someone who simply has some dentistry questions, here’s your chance to ask Dr. Ricafort anything you wish to know. Dr. Ricafort, DDS, is one of Murfreesboro, Tennessee’s leading dentists, winning “best of” awards in Rutherford County and Nashville, TN. His services range from general exams and cleanings to root canals, dentures, and complex restorative dentistry.

TYPES OF DENTAL QUESTIONS

Dr Ricafort is equipped and ready to address nearly any dental question you have. There are no silly, stupid, or insignificant questions. Your questions matter!  You may submit your questions here or via his Facebook page. Answers will be published both on the website and on Facebook. Thanks in advance for your participation.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease

Gum disease is an extremely common but preventable condition. You may be wondering, if it’s preventable then why is it so common? The lack of understanding, knowledge and consequences of the disease keeps it prevalent within our modern society - which does a...

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A Message from Your Dentist About the Coronavirus

A Message from Your Dentist About the Coronavirus

As health officials seek to contain the coronavirus outbreak, unprecedented safety measures have been issued for our protection. We want to reassure you that Ricafort Dental is also taking extraordinary measures to protect your health and wellbeing. YOUR PROTECTION...

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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update In light of the Coronavirus outbreak (Corvid-19) and the concerns we have in our community, know that Ricafort Dental is taking every precaution to minimize exposure to ourselves and to our patients. We are continuing to provide care for our...

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Dental Care: Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

Dental Care: Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children Not many people consider that young children can also have sleep apnea.  Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which your child's breathing is partially or completely blocked repeatedly during sleep. This is due...

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Dentistry: Periodontal Disease Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Dentistry: Periodontal Disease Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Periodontal Disease, Your Memory, and Your HealthSince we were children, we’ve all been told “brush your teeth.” Not only do we have to brush our teeth but we have to do it twice a day!  Why? Well, aside from the obvious removal of food from your teeth and improving...

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Why Do We Need Braces

Why Do We Need Braces

Dentists usually recommend orthodontic treatment, also known as braces, for several reasons.  The need for braces can vary from improving esthetics, to improving functionality, to improving accessibility for hygiene.  Whichever reason the dentist makes his/her...

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Why Do We Need Dental Sealants?

Why Do We Need Dental Sealants?

We place dental sealants on back teeth to help prevent them from getting cavities. Posterior dentition (back teeth) have grooves on the chewing surfaces. While fluoride hardens teeth, making them less susceptible to decay, fluoride cannot physically block...

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Why Does My Jaw Ache

Why Does My Jaw Ache

Many of us have problems with our jaw. We get jaw aches and pains that make it difficult for us to eat, chew, swallow, and speak.  It can even lead to migraine headaches.  Some of us learned to live with it because it is not “that bad”.  But others seek...

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Can worn down teeth be restored

Can worn down teeth be restored

Many times patients have worn dentition such that their teeth look flat.  These teeth are so worn down that the inner part of the tooth, the dentin, is visible.   Even though this condition does not always involve pain it still warrants correcting.  If...

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Flossing: Why It Is Important

Flossing: Why It Is Important

Every time we come in for our dental visit, the dentist or the hygienist will stress the importance of flossing. But most patients simply listen in one ear and then the message goes out the other.  The reason for this may be that there is no instant...

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