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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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White Spots on Your Teeth After Braces May Be An Early Sign of Enamel Loss
...The extra effort required in brushing can be aided by specialized toothbrushes designed to clean around brackets and wires, along with prescription-level fluoride toothpastes for added enamel strength...

Flossing: An Important Part of TV Designer Nate Berkus' Oral Health Routine
...“I'm grateful for having been given fluoride treatments and sealants as a child,” he said...

There are Various Ways to Treat Sensitivity - Depending on its Cause
...There are several chemical products for both home and dental office application that can reduce sensitivity and encourage enamel re-mineralization (as can the fluoride added to toothpaste)...

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...

Office Fluoride Treatments Can Add Extra Protection to Your Child's Teeth
Your family uses fluoride toothpaste and your drinking water is fluoridated too...

Topical Fluoride Adds Extra Protection against Tooth Decay
...But children at higher risk for decay may need more:  additional fluoride applied to teeth enamel during office visits...

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...

Keep an Eye on Your Oral Health during Cancer Treatment
...We can also protect your teeth and gums with protective measures like antibacterial mouth rinses, saliva stimulation or high-potency fluoride applications for your enamel...

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...

Say Goodbye to Your Dental Stains
...These stains are due to trauma, antibiotic use or being exposed to excessive amounts of fluoride (a condition known as fluorosis)...

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...

Don't Take a Vacation From Oral Hygiene This Summer!
...And while you’re packing your bags, don’t forget to take a trio of important items that can help keep your vacation trouble-free: namely, a soft-bristled toothbrush, a tube of fluoride toothpaste, and a roll of dental floss...

Take These Measures to Lower Your Child's Tooth Decay Risk
...We can also provide sealants and topical fluoride to give added protection against decay...

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...

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...