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Online Dental Education Library

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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Erosion and Other Problems may be Signs of Bulimia
...We may also suggest a sodium fluoride mouth rinse to help strengthen and re-mineralize the enamel...

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...

Improve Your Brushing and Flossing Habit with These Tips
...But from a hygiene standpoint you should choose one that contains fluoride to strengthen enamel and an anti-tartar agent to inhibit the formation of hardened plaque deposits (calculus)...

Think Water First for Summer Thirst
...In fact, if you fill a reusable bottle from your own tap, you may not only benefit from cavity-fighting fluoride that’s added to most municipal tap water…you’ll also be helping the environment by cutting down on unnecessary packaging...

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...

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...

Keep an Eye on Your Family's Fluoride Intake
Fluoride is a critical weapon in the war against tooth decay...

Improve Your Dental Health by Mastering Your Brushing Skills
...And be sure your toothpaste contains fluoride to help strengthen your enamel...

If You're Older, be on the Lookout for Root Cavities
...Your dentist can also recommend or prescribe preventive rinses, or apply fluoride to at-risk tooth surfaces to strengthen them...

The Type of Mouthrinse you use Could be Doing More Than Freshen Breath
...You can find fluoride-based anti-cariogenic rinses over-the-counter in retail or drug stores, usually containing about ...

4 Supposed Health Dangers in Dental Care That Aren't Dangerous
...Fluoride contributes to 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...

Don't Let Acid Reflux Disease Rob You of Your Teeth
... Manage your GERD symptoms through medication, avoidance of spicy/acidic foods, alcohol, caffeine or tobacco products, and maintaining an optimum weight; Stimulate saliva by drinking more water, using saliva boosters, or (with your doctor's consent) changing from medications that may be restricting saliva flow; Speak with your dentist about strengthening your enamel with special toothpastes or mouthrinses containing extra fluoride or amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP)...

Here's What's in Your Toothpaste for Keeping Your Teeth and Gums Healthy
...And many toothpastes also contain fluoride, a naturally-occurring chemical that strengthens tooth enamel...