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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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Protect Your Veneers With a Few Common Sense Precautions
...And, there’s no need for specially formulated toothpastes — any non-abrasive fluoride brand will work...

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...

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...

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...

Topical Fluoride Could Further Lower Tooth Decay Risk in Children
...It's routinely added to toothpaste and other hygiene products, and many water utilities add minute amounts of it to their drinking water supplies...

3 Common Sources of Fluoride You Might Not Know About
... While you're most likely familiar with fluoride toothpaste and other fluoridated hygiene products, there are other sources of this chemical you should know about — especially if you're trying to manage your family's fluoride intake...

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...

Sleeping in Dentures: Don't Do It!
... Brush your dentures at least once a day with a soft toothbrush or denture brush and dish soap, liquid antibacterial soap, or denture cleanser (but don’t use toothpaste — it is too abrasive)...

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...

Treating "Burning Mouth" Depends on What's Triggering it
...Some people react to sodium lauryl sulfate, a foaming agent found in many types of toothpaste, along with whitening substances or flavorings like cinnamon; denture wearers can become allergic to the plastic materials used to construct the denture...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...If motivation is an issue, encourage your kids by letting them pick out a special brush, toothpaste or floss...

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...

Take These Steps to Prevent Early Decay in Your Baby's First Teeth
...After teeth appear, switch to daily brushing with just a smear of toothpaste...

Improve Your Brushing and Flossing Techniques for a Healthier Mouth
...Be gentle while you brush and let the toothpaste and brush bristles do the heavy lifting...

Keep These Top Factors in Mind When Buying Your Next Toothbrush
...Stiffer bristles can damage your gums and lead to recession; on the other hand, coupled with the mild abrasives and detergents in toothpaste, soft bristled-brushes are just as effective in removing plaque...