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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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Getting to the Root of Tooth Sensitivity
...Fluoride-containing toothpaste made for sensitive teeth might help...

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)...

Preventing Dental Disease Starts with Assessing Your Unique Risk
...In this case, we use the acronym SAFE: stimulating Saliva flow when needed or applying Sealants on chewing surfaces most susceptible to decay; Antimicrobials that reduce unhealthy bacteria levels and give healthy bacteria an opportunity to thrive; incorporating Fluoride, a chemical known to strengthen enamel, through hygiene products or direct application to the teeth; and an Effective diet, low in sugar and acid and high in fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains...

Although a Global Problem, Tooth Decay can be Prevented
...The foundation for prevention is fluoride in toothpaste and effective oral hygiene — daily brushing and flossing to removing plaque, a thin film of food remnant on teeth that’s a feeding ground for bacteria, along with regular dental visits for more thorough cleaning and examination...

Keep Your Baby's Fluoride Intake within Moderate Limits
...But, if you use a powdered form that you mix with water your child may be taking in more fluoride than they require...

Simplify Your Toothpaste Purchase by Looking for These Ingredients
... And let's not forget one other frequent ingredient: fluoride...

Pediatric Dentists Specialize in Dental Care for Children and Teens
...Both offer the same kind of prevention and treatment services like cleanings, fluoride applications or fillings...

Dental Care is Difficult but not Impossible for a Special Needs Child
...Keep up regular dental visits beginning around their first birthday for cleanings and preventive measures like topical fluoride or sealants...

3 Common Sources of Fluoride You Might Not Know About
...He soon found the cause: naturally occurring fluoride in their drinking water...

Keep an Eye on Your Young Children's Fluoride Intake
We've known for a long time that fluoride strengthens tooth enamel against decay...

Back-to-School Is an Excellent Time for a Dental Checkup
...Preventive Treatment Speaking of protecting your child's teeth, an end-of-summer appointment is a good time to ask about preventive measures like tooth-strengthening fluoride treatments or protective dental sealants...

Take Proactive Steps to Protect Your Oral Health During Cancer Treatment
...By staying on schedule, we’ll have a better chance of detecting and treating problems before they advance too far; we may also be able to provide preventive measures like topical fluoride applications to help keep your teeth resistant to disease...

Take Extra Dental Care Precautions While Undergoing Orthodontic Therapy
... Incorporate Fluoride into Your Dental Care...

Although a Challenge, Chronically Ill Children Need Tooth Decay Prevention
...Besides monitoring dental health, dental visits also provide cleanings and other preventive measures like topical fluoride or sealants;Brushing and flossing support...

Support Your Child's Dental Development with Preventive Care
...It’s also an opportunity to apply other preventive measures such as sealants that discourage tooth decay development on biting surfaces and topical fluoride for strengthening enamel...

4 Big Benefits for Beginning Early Dental Visits for Your Child
...Besides monitoring and treatment for decay, we can also perform measures to protect teeth (especially in children at high risk) through topical fluoride applications or sealants...

Protect Your Child's Long-Term Dental Health with Regular Office Visits
...Saving it by preventing and treating tooth decay with fluoride applications and sealants, fillings or even a modified root canal treatment could stop a bad bite and costly orthodontic treatment down the road...

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...

Back to School Do's and Don'ts
...Even 100% juices have loads of sugar—so go easy on the sweets for better checkups!Do be sure kids brush and floss regularlyThat means brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, and flossing once a day—every day! Brushing and flossing daily is the most effective way to fight cavities at home...

How to Maximize Your Child's Dental Health Potential
...Fluoride applied directly to the enamel bolsters its mineral content...

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

Prevent White Spots on Teeth While Wearing Braces with Diligent Oral Hygiene
...One way is to help re-mineralize the affected tooth surfaces through over-the-counter or prescription fluoride pastes or gels...

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...

Keeping Your Smile Healthy Through the Holidays
...Brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste morning and night and flossing every day are key to keeping your teeth for the long haul...

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...

Spring Into Better Oral Health
...Glad you asked! Here are a few tips to get you started: Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, AND floss once a day—every day! Use a soft-bristled toothbrush for gentle, effective cleaning...

Here's How You Can Protect Your Child's Teeth from Tooth Decay
...For infants, brush gently but thoroughly with a soft-bristled brush and a smear of fluoride toothpaste...

Be on the Alert for White Spots on Teeth While Wearing Braces
...For one, we can give your enamel a boost with fluoride applications or other remineralization substances...

Manage Your GERD Symptoms to Prevent Enamel Erosion
...And be sure you're using a fluoride toothpaste...

Topical Fluoride Offers a Protective Boost to Children at High Risk for Decay
...If this is happening to your child, your dentist may be able to give them an extra preventive boost through topical fluoride...

Tooth Sensitivity Could Be a Sign of Deeper Problems
...To address enamel erosion, your dentist may be able to protect and strengthen your teeth with sealants and topical fluoride...

4 Foods That Are Good for Both Your Mouth and Your Body
...Black tea also contains fluoride, which has been proven to strengthen enamel against acid attack...

Primary Teeth Decay Could Affect Your Child's Future Dental Health
...Applying a high strength fluoride solution to teeth can help strengthen enamel against acid attack, the precursor to decay...

4 Ways to Avoid Dental Disease While Wearing Braces
...Your dentist can also monitor your health and boost your disease prevention through topical fluoride treatments or prescribed antibacterial mouth rinses...

How to Care for Your Child's Valuable Primary Teeth
...This allows us to detect any developing cavities, as well as apply sealants and topical fluoride to help prevent decay...

Keep Your Child's Fluoride Intake at a Safe but Effective Level
Fluoride is an important part of your child's dental development...

Boost Your Dental Health With Soon-To-Expire FSA Funds
...These can include measures like regular dental cleanings, sealants or fluoride applications...

3 Reasons For Preserving a Decayed Baby Tooth
...Preventively, we can apply sealants on biting surfaces more prone to plaque buildup (the main cause of decay) and topical fluoride to strengthen enamel...

3 Reasons Why Treating Cavities Is Becoming More Effective
...But we can use minimally invasive measures like topically applied fluoride and CPP-ACP (a milk-based product) that stimulates enamel re-mineralization to prevent cavity formation...

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