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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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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...

Prevention
...Avoiding unnecessary decay simply requires strict adherence to a dental hygiene regimen: brushing and flossing twice a day, regular dental check-ups, diet control and fluoride treatment...

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...

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...

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...

Taking the Right Steps to Prevent Early Tooth Decay in Children
...To interrupt that cycle, there are some things you as a parent should do: perform daily hygiene with your child to reduce decay-causing bacteria; reduce the amount and frequency of carbohydrates in the diet, particularly sugar; and protect the teeth by having us apply fluoride or sealants directly to the teeth...

4 Common-Sense Tactics to Lower Tooth Decay Risk Between Dental Visits
...In addition, brushing with a fluoride toothpaste can also help strengthen tooth enamel against acid attacks...

Determining the Right Whitening Approach is Key to Brightening a Dull Smile
...It can occur during tooth development, as with childhood overexposure to fluoride or from the antibiotic tetracycline...

Know Your Toothpaste: How to Simplify Your Purchasing Decision
...The most important is fluoride, a naturally-occurring chemical proven to strengthen enamel against tooth decay...

Keep Oral Care in Focus for a Family Member With Special Needs
...Some special needs children can have a gag response to toothpaste, so you may wish to use less or substitute it with a diluted fluoride mouthwash on the brush...

Prevention and Early Detection of Root Cavities Could Save a Tooth
...For added protection against root cavities, we can also apply fluoride varnish to strengthen teeth...

Keeping Fluoride to Just the Right Amount Protects Your Family's Smiles
Since the 1950s fluoride has played an important role in the fight against tooth decay as an additive to hygiene products and many public water supplies...

Use Appropriate Hygiene Products for Maximum Smile Protection
...We're also sure about the essentials you'll need to perform these tasks: a soft-bristled toothbrush using fluoride toothpaste, and a roll (or picks) of dental floss...