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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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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
...To manage this, there are a number of toothpastes, gels and even some dental procedures that can be applied...

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...

Keep an Eye on Your Young Children's Fluoride Intake
... Another major fluoride source is toothpaste and other hygiene products...

Take Care of Your Gums
...Brush your teeth gently morning and night, using a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste...

Topical Fluoride Adds Extra Protection against Tooth Decay
... We mostly receive fluoride through fluoridated drinking water and dental care products like toothpaste...

How to Get the Most from Your Daily Brushing and Flossing
...When brushing, hold your toothbrush gently like a paintbrush or pencil at about a 45-degree angle with just a small amount of toothpaste on the end bristles...

Instill Good Dental Habits in Your Child as Early as Possible
...Once teeth appear, switch to brushing with just a smear of toothpaste until age 2, when you can increase to a pea-sized amount...

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...

Take Care of Your Dental Appliance and It Will Take Care of You
...Toothpaste is a no-no because the abrasives in toothpaste designed for tooth enamel can scratch appliance surfaces...

Kids & Teenagers Routine Changes With Kids Going Back to School
...When shopping for school supplies, stock up on toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss...

Good Oral Hygiene Isn't Just for Teeth
...This includes brushing twice each day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least once per day...

Don't Let GERD Ruin Your Teeth's Health
...If you’ve been diagnosed with GERD, be sure to maintain good oral hygiene practices like brushing or flossing, especially using fluoride toothpaste to strengthen enamel...

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...

Improve Your Smile With Invisalign
... Benefits of Invisalign If you qualify for Invisalign, you'll enjoy: Easy oral hygiene (just take your aligners out and brush them with toothpaste and clear water) A treatment plan which leads you step by step to a better smile (just be sure to wear the aligners 20 to 22 hours per day and see Dr...

Cavities and Tooth Decay
... Preventing Cavities The best defense against cavities is good oral hygiene, including brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Fluorosis
...In normal doses (typically found in a safe drinking water system and an ADA-approved toothpaste), fluoride is a healthy compound that promotes strong teeth, which has the ability to fight cavities and other problems...

Sensitive Teeth
... Abrasive toothpastes are sometimes the culprit of sensitive teeth...

What is Tooth Decay?
... Simple Preventative Measures The two best defenses against tooth decay and gum disease are a healthy, well-balanced diet and good oral hygiene, including daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Brushing
... Most dentists agree that brushing three times a day is the minimum; if you use a fluoride toothpaste in the morning and before bed at night, you can get away without using toothpaste during the middle of the day...

Fluoride Facts
...But for years, health professionals have endorsed the practice of supplementing our intake with certain dietary products, and topical fluorides in many toothpastes and some kinds of rinses...

Mouth Rinses
...In fact, regular rinsing with water and use of good quality fluoride toothpaste are just as or more effective...

Denture Care
...Some people use soap and water or a slightly abrasive toothpaste...

Prevention Tips for Children
...Water is suitable in lieu of toothpaste (because the baby may swallow the toothpaste)...

Dentures
...Other types of household cleaners and many toothpastes are too abrasive and should not be used for cleaning dentures...

Teeth Whitening
... Some commercially available "whitening toothpastes" can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter...

Fluoride
... ADA statement on FDA toothpaste warning labels The American Dental Association`s Council on Scientific Affairs believes that one part of the warning now required on fluoride toothpastes by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could unnecessarily frighten parents and children, and that the label greatly overstates any demonstrated or potential danger posed by fluoride toothpastes...