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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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3 Ways to Reduce the Bacteria in Your Mouth that Cause Tooth Decay
...Be sure to use fluoride toothpaste to help strengthen enamel against high acid...

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...

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...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...“She got to go with me and choose the toothpaste that she wanted,” Nancy recalled...

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

Oral Health Concerns for Preteens
... To help your preteen stay on top of their oral health, keep healthy snacks at home for your children and their friends and make sure you are well stocked with supplies such as new toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste...

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...

Take Care of Your Dental Appliance and It Will Take Care of You
...Toothpaste is a no-no because the abrasives in toothpaste designed for tooth enamel can scratch appliance surfaces...

Back to School Do's and Don'ts
...Even 100% juices have loads of sugar—so go easy on the sweets for better checkups!Do be sure kids brush and floss regularlyThat means brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, and flossing once a day—every day! Brushing and flossing daily is the most effective way to fight cavities at home...

Topical Fluoride Offers a Protective Boost to Children at High Risk for Decay
...Often added in small amounts to toothpastes and drinking water, fluoride strengthens tooth enamel against acid attacks that create cavities...

Wearing Dentures 24/7 May Not Be a Good Idea - Here's Why
...While they’re out, it’s also a good time to clean them: Manually brush them for best results (be sure you’re only using regular soap or denture cleanser—toothpaste is too abrasive for them)...

Take Extra Dental Care Precautions While Undergoing Orthodontic Therapy
...In addition to hygiene products and many drinking water systems, we can also supplement fluoride through gels or varnishes applied to the teeth during office visits, as well as prescription toothpastes or rinses with higher levels of fluoride for patients at higher risk of dental disease...

Fluoride
... ADA statement on FDA toothpaste warning labels The American Dental Association`s Council on Scientific Affairs believes that one part of the warning now required on fluoride toothpastes by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could unnecessarily frighten parents and children, and that the label greatly overstates any demonstrated or potential danger posed by fluoride toothpastes...

Brushing
... Most dentists agree that brushing three times a day is the minimum; if you use a fluoride toothpaste in the morning and before bed at night, you can get away without using toothpaste during the middle of the day...

Prevention Tips for Children
...Water is suitable in lieu of toothpaste (because the baby may swallow the toothpaste)...

Cavities and Tooth Decay
... Preventing Cavities The best defense against cavities is good oral hygiene, including brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Dentures
...Other types of household cleaners and many toothpastes are too abrasive and should not be used for cleaning dentures...

Teeth Whitening
... Some commercially available "whitening toothpastes" can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter...

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