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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Gluten Sensitivity can Lead to Dental Problems
... Once you have dietary controls in place, your dental issues can be treated as any other person, with one exception: none of the products used in treatment like polishing paste or fluoride gels should contain gluten, and must be verified before using...

Actor David Ramsey Discusses Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
... Brush teeth that have completely grown in with a soft-bristled, child-size toothbrush and a smear of fluoride toothpaste no bigger than a grain of rice...

Proper Brushing and Flossing Removes Disease-Causing Plaque
...Be sure to use a fluoride toothpaste to boost enamel strength and don't apply too much pressure when you brush to avoid damaging your gums...

Make Efforts to Protect Your Teeth from Disease While Wearing Braces
... As a precaution against acid damage, we can boost enamel protection with additional fluoride applied to your teeth...

Although a Global Problem, Tooth Decay can be Prevented
...The foundation for prevention is fluoride in toothpaste and effective oral hygiene — daily brushing and flossing to removing plaque, a thin film of food remnant on teeth that’s a feeding ground for bacteria, along with regular dental visits for more thorough cleaning and examination...

Keep Ahead of Potential Sidetracks to Your Child's Oral Health
...Besides treatment, we can also help prevent decay with topical fluoride treatments (to strengthen enamel) and sealants...

Less is Better: the 21st Century Approach to Tooth Decay Treatment
... We can also limit tooth decay damage by boosting enamel strength with fluoride applications and sealants or reducing decay-causing bacteria with anti-bacterial rinses...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...In fact, as soon as baby’s tiny teeth make their first appearance, the teeth and gums can be cleaned with a soft brush or cloth and a smear of fluoride toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice...

Protect Your Child's Long-Term Dental Health with Regular Office Visits
...Saving it by preventing and treating tooth decay with fluoride applications and sealants, fillings or even a modified root canal treatment could stop a bad bite and costly orthodontic treatment down the road...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...But the ADA stands by its recommendations for maintaining good oral health: Brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste; visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups; and clean between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner like floss...

Dental Care is Difficult but not Impossible for a Special Needs Child
...Keep up regular dental visits beginning around their first birthday for cleanings and preventive measures like topical fluoride or sealants...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
...Many commonly available therapeutic rinses contain anti-cariogenic (cavity-fighting) ingredients, such as fluoride; these can help prevent tooth decay and cavity formation by strengthening tooth enamel...

Take Care of Your Gums
...Brush your teeth gently morning and night, using a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste...

New Year's Resolutions for Better Oral Health
...Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with toothpaste that contains fluoride, and don’t scrub too harshly!Flossing...

Don't Forget Hidden Fluoride Sources Your Family Could be Ingesting
In the last half century, fluoride has become an effective weapon against tooth decay...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...Use a small, soft-bristled, child-sized brush or a clean, damp washcloth and just a thin smear of fluoride toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice...

What You Can Do to Support Your Child's Dental Development
...We can provide preventive treatments like sealants or topical fluoride to reduce the risk of tooth decay, while continually monitoring for signs of the disease that may require treatment...

4 Things You Should be Doing to Maintain a Healthy Mouth
...Brushing with fluoride toothpaste at least once every day is a must for removing plaque, a thin film of bacteria and food particles which is the main cause of dental disease...

Are You Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits?
...A good oral hygiene routine includes the following habits: A dental exam and professional cleaning every six months Brushing twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush Flossing between teeth daily Limiting dietary intake of sugary foods and drinks Avoiding or stopping smoking Importance of Proper Brushing An important aspect of a good oral hygiene routine is brushing the teeth regularly...

How to Maximize Your Child's Dental Health Potential
...Fluoride applied directly to the enamel bolsters its mineral content...

Topical Fluoride is a Safe Way to Protect Your Child's Teeth from Decay
We've known for decades that fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and lowers the risk for decay...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...When the first teeth appear, brush them with a tiny dab of fluoride on a soft-bristled toothbrush...

How to Care for Your Child's Valuable Primary Teeth
...This allows us to detect any developing cavities, as well as apply sealants and topical fluoride to help prevent decay...

Don't Let Acid Reflux Disease Rob You of Your Teeth
... Manage your GERD symptoms through medication, avoidance of spicy/acidic foods, alcohol, caffeine or tobacco products, and maintaining an optimum weight; Stimulate saliva by drinking more water, using saliva boosters, or (with your doctor's consent) changing from medications that may be restricting saliva flow; Speak with your dentist about strengthening your enamel with special toothpastes or mouthrinses containing extra fluoride or amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP)...

Good Oral Health Starts Early
...Teach children to brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and, when they are old enough, to floss once a day...