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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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Teens with Missing Teeth may need a Temporary Fix Until They're Older
... The patient also needs the maturity to responsibly perform diligent oral hygiene: this type of bridge has a tendency to build up disease-causing plaque, so brushing twice and flossing once every day is critical...

Tackling Dental Plaque
...But even though you can remove much of the plaque in your mouth with a toothbrush and dental floss, there are nooks and crannies that are hard to access with these basic oral hygiene tools...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
...That's why we're so pleased to see some NFL QB's setting great examples of… wait for it… excellent oral hygiene...

Improve Your Brushing and Flossing Habit with These Tips
... If you would like more information on brushing, flossing and other aspects of oral hygiene, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Take These Steps to Prevent Early Decay in Your Baby's First Teeth
...You should, for example, begin oral hygiene even before teeth come in by wiping their gums with a clean, damp cloth after feeding...

Stay Ahead of Plaque Buildup with Effective Brushing and Flossing
...That’s because we know the primary cause for both of them—dental plaque, a thin film of bacteria and food particles that can build up on tooth surfaces usually as a result of poor oral hygiene...

How Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Gets Her Kids to Floss
...Here are some other oral hygiene tips you can try at home: Brush to the music — Plenty of pop songs are about two minutes long… and that's the length of time you should brush your teeth...

Advancing Gum Disease Requires Thorough Treatment to Control it
...Neglecting oral hygiene allows bacterial plaque to build up on tooth surfaces, which can give rise to aggressive gum infections known collectively as periodontal (gum) disease...

Dental Visits are Key to Detecting Early Developing Tooth Decay
...With dedicated oral hygiene and regular dental visits that uncover early decay, chances are good your teeth can remain healthy for a lifetime...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...It doesn't matter if you do it in your own home, or on the sidelines of an NFL game… as long as you do it! If you would like more information about flossing and oral hygiene, contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Here's How to Care for 3 Common Dental Restorations
...To prevent this, practice a daily regimen of oral hygiene to clean away bacterial plaque—and reduce sugar in your diet, a prime food source for bacteria...

Keep an Eye on Your Family's Fluoride Intake
...Fluoride can show up in processed foods and other substances, but the two sources you should focus on most are oral hygiene products and fluoridated drinking water...

Improve Your Dental Health by Mastering Your Brushing Skills
...You should carry the same attitude into your personal oral hygiene—to truly master the skill of brushing...

3 Ways to Protect Your Teeth in the Great Outdoors
...Just a few days of neglecting your regular oral hygiene can give bacterial plaque a chance to build up...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
Is having good oral hygiene important to kissing...

Improving Hygiene Skills Maximizes Removal of Disease-Causing Plaque
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Daily Oral Hygiene: Easy Habits for Maintaining Oral Health...

Don't let Limited Finances Keep you From Needed Dental Care
... The most important thing you can do to manage dental costs is to prevent disease through consistent oral hygiene — brushing and flossing — at least once a day...

How to Protect Dental Health in the Later Years of Life
...Make accommodations for oral hygiene...

Keep These Top Factors in Mind When Buying Your Next Toothbrush
...It's also just as applicable to oral hygiene...

Listen to Ellen DeGeneres: Don't Think You Can Get Away Without Flossing!
...DeGeneres received this honor from the National Flossing Council in recognition of her passionate promotion of oral hygiene, particularly flossing...

What's That on Your Teeth, Nick Jonas? How to Avoid a Similar Smile Oops
...If you would like more information on tips for better oral hygiene, please contact us or schedule a consultation...

3 Seasons of a Woman's Life That Could Present New Oral Health Challenges
...As with adolescence, daily oral hygiene and regular dental visits (as well as a healthy diet) are important for staying a step ahead of possible tooth decay or gum disease...

Keep a Lid on Sugar This Holiday for Healthier Teeth and Gums
...Don't neglect your oral hygiene...

Do This For a Healthier Mouth and Overall Well-Being
...To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine article “Daily Oral Hygiene...

Brush or Floss First? Here's What You Need to Know to Decide
..."Both of these oral hygiene tasks are equally important for removing dental plaque, a thin bacterial film that forms on teeth after eating...

Emma Roberts Confesses to Having a Major Sweet Tooth While Expecting
...Practice oral hygiene...

4 Tips to Getting the Dental Care You Need, Even on a Tight Budget
...The single most important thing you can do to protect yourself against destructive dental diseases is to practice daily oral hygiene...

Here's What's in Your Toothpaste for Keeping Your Teeth and Gums Healthy
...If you would like more information on oral hygiene products and aids, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Osteoporosis Can Cause Complications For Some Types of Dental Work
...Because infection after dental work is one possible consequence of osteonecrosis, it's important that you practice thorough oral hygiene every day...