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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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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...

Fillings/Restorations
... Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations contain fluoride this can help prevent decay...

Teeth Whitening in Office
...A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure (we recommend a cleaning prior to the actual Whitening session)...

Oral Hygiene
... Fluoride toothpastes and mouth rinses, if used in conjunction with brushing and flossing, can reduce tooth decay as much as 40%...

Child Dentistry
...We may clean your child’s teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay...

Dental Dictionary
... Fluoride A compound of fluorine (an element) which be put in different forms such as water, gels, and rinses to strengthen teeth...

4 Big Benefits for Beginning Early Dental Visits for Your Child
...Besides monitoring and treatment for decay, we can also perform measures to protect teeth (especially in children at high risk) through topical fluoride applications or sealants...

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...

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...

Back-to-School Is an Excellent Time for a Dental Checkup
...Preventive Treatment Speaking of protecting your child's teeth, an end-of-summer appointment is a good time to ask about preventive measures like tooth-strengthening fluoride treatments or protective dental sealants...

Toothbrushing Tips
... Use fluoride toothpaste to prevent tooth decay...

Not Your Granddad's Dental Care: the New Approach to Tooth Decay Treatment
... There are also factors that decrease the risk of tooth decay, known by the acronym SAFE: Saliva and Sealants, which focuses on methods to boost low salivary flow and cover chewing surfaces prone to decay with sealant materials; Antimicrobials, rinses or other substances that reduce bad bacteria populations and encourage the growth of beneficial strains; Fluoride, increased intake or topical applications of this known enamel-strengthening chemical; and Effective Diet, reducing the amount and frequency of sugary or acidic foods and replacing them with more dental-friendly choices...

Support Your Child's Dental Development with Preventive Care
...It’s also an opportunity to apply other preventive measures such as sealants that discourage tooth decay development on biting surfaces and topical fluoride for strengthening enamel...

A Low Sugar, High Fiber Diet will Help Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy
...Another beneficial category is both black and green tea, which contain antioxidants to fight disease and fluoride to strengthen enamel...

Dental Visits are Key to Detecting Early Developing Tooth Decay
...Besides an already formed hole or cavity, we might also pick up on other unusual appearances like white spot lesions: these slight blemishes often occur in the areas of contact with other teeth, which we can treat with topical fluoride...

Moderate Fluoride Use Packs the Biggest Punch for Decay Prevention
In the battle against tooth decay, fluoride is an important weapon...

Protecting Primary Teeth from Decay Helps Ensure Future Dental Health
...Besides teeth cleanings and checkups for decay, your dentist has a number of measures like sealants or topical fluoride to protect at-risk teeth from disease...

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...

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...

How Does Invisalign Work?
... Use fluoride-containing products to prevent tooth decay...

3 Things You Can do to Help Promote Your Child's Dental Development
...After teeth begin to erupt start brushing them with a fluoride toothpaste—a slight smear for infants and up to a pea-sized amount when they get older...

Be on the Alert for White Spots on Teeth While Wearing Braces
...For one, we can give your enamel a boost with fluoride applications or other remineralization substances...

Topical Fluoride Offers a Protective Boost to Children at High Risk for Decay
...If this is happening to your child, your dentist may be able to give them an extra preventive boost through topical fluoride...

Tooth Sensitivity Could Be a Sign of Deeper Problems
...To address enamel erosion, your dentist may be able to protect and strengthen your teeth with sealants and topical fluoride...

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...

Addressing Risk Factors: Taking the Fight Against Tooth Decay to a New Level
...It doesn't have to be—brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing, less dietary sugar and regular dental cleanings can lower the risk of this harmful disease...

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