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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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Christie Brinkley's All-American Smile
... Brinkley attributes her famous smile to a combination of good genetics (she inherited her mother's “beautiful straight teeth”), combined with the intelligence to practice good oral hygiene and have regular dental appointments...

Dental Implants
...In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene...

Braces
... Daily oral hygiene such as brushing, flossing and rinsing are a necessity...

Your Guide to Whiter Teeth
... Whitening Your Teeth at Home: If you are an adult who practices good oral hygiene and doesn't suffer from periodontal disease, our office can help you decide whether an at-home whitening system, or having your teeth whitened in our office best meets your needs...

Iron Chef Cat Cora: Protecting Your Children's Teeth Starts Early
...This includes monitoring the food they eat and their oral hygiene habits...

Actress Florence Henderson Shares Her Secrets for Keeping Your Natural Teeth as You Age
...” Similar to the great advice “Carol Brady” shared on television, Henderson's advice on oral hygiene is spot-on...

Are Porcelain Veneers Right For You?
...Factors that impact this timeline include your oral hygiene habits, diet, lifestyle, as well as how well you protect your veneers during sleep and while playing sports...

TV Anchor Nancy O'Dell Discusses Pregnancy and Oral Health
... It's especially important to maintain good oral hygiene during pregnancy with routine brushing and flossing, and regular professional cleanings...

John Lennon's Tooth Sold at Auction for $31,200!
...His brushing and flossing routine may not have been that conscientious either! For healthy teeth, it's important to have a good daily oral hygiene routine at home and regular professional cleanings here at the office...

Top Reasons To Choose Dental Implants
...Good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dental office for professional cleanings and exams is the best way to prevent gum disease, and to ensure your dental implants last a lifetime, as they're designed to do...

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...

Your Other Teeth May Need Straightening Before Replacing a Missing Tooth
...Choosing clear aligners over traditional braces to move the teeth could also help — unlike fixed braces that often make oral hygiene difficult, clear aligners can be removed to allow easier cleaning of teeth and gums...

Proper Cleaning Techniques can Help you Control Chronic Bad Breath
...Our approach then is effective oral hygiene and perhaps a few cleanings — the basics every person should practice for good oral health — along with a few extra measures specific to chronic halitosis...

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...

Veneers an Affordable, Low Impact Way to Achieve a More Attractive Smile
... In the right situation, though, veneers can make a huge difference to your smile and last for years, as long as you practice effective oral hygiene and don’t subject them to abnormal biting force (no cracking hard shell nuts with them — they can shatter)...

Quitting Smoking Decreases Your Risk of Implant Failure
...It’s also critical that you practice good oral hygiene — both brushing and flossing — to minimize the occurrence of dental disease and see us for regular checkups and maintenance appointments...

Gingivitis Could Become a More Serious Form of Gum Disease
...To prevent reoccurrence, it’s important for you to consistently practice effective oral hygiene to remove plaque — brushing twice and flossing once each day, and visiting us at least twice a year for cleanings and checkups...

Help 'De-Stress' Your Child's Dental Visits with these Tips
...So be sure you practice what you preach: daily oral hygiene, a dental-friendly diet and, of course, your own regular visits to the dentist...

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...

Keep the Space between an Implant-Supported Bridge and the Gums Clean
... If you would like more information on oral hygiene with dental implants, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Children with Chronic Health Conditions may Need Extra Dental Care
... Ineffective oral hygiene...

Professional Whitening Offers an Effective Way to Restore Your Smile's Luster
... On your supermarket or pharmacy oral hygiene aisle you’ll find dozens of products promising to restore that lost luster, including toothpastes, whitening kits or even chewing gum...

Get a Dental Exam as Soon as Possible if you Suspect Gum Disease
...Plaque buildup most often occurs when a person doesn't practice effective oral hygiene: daily brushing and flossing and professional cleanings at least twice a year...

Back-to-School Is an Excellent Time for a Dental Checkup
...Oral Hygiene A back-to-school appointment is the ideal opportunity to get a professional cleaning...

Chronic Dry Mouth Could be Increasing Your Risk of Dental Disease
...In addition to these tips, be sure to also keep up your regular dental visits and maintain a daily schedule of oral hygiene to prevent dental disease...

FAQ: Dental Care During Pregnancy
... A: It’s not uncommon, but it does indicate that you need to pay careful attention to your oral hygiene at this time...

How Effective is Your Oral Hygiene? Find Out with a Plaque Disclosing Agent
... If you would like more information on proper oral hygiene habits, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Be Alert to the Unintended Consequences of Cancer Treatment to Oral Health
...And be sure to keep up daily oral hygiene and regular dental visits...

Take Extra Dental Care Precautions While Undergoing Orthodontic Therapy
... If you would like more information on effective oral hygiene while undergoing orthodontic treatment, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Periodontal Surgery Allows us to Access Deep Surfaces for Plaque Removal
... Plaque builds up on tooth surfaces due to inadequate oral hygiene...

Although a Challenge, Chronically Ill Children Need Tooth Decay Prevention
...Chronically ill children are often at higher risk for tooth decay, most commonly due to challenges in practicing effective oral hygiene...

Support Your Child's Dental Development with Preventive Care
... That starts first and foremost with early oral hygiene practices...

4 Things You Should be Doing Now for Your Baby's Long-Term Dental Health
...Start oral hygiene now...

3 Things You May Not Know About Orthodontics
...However, both these scenarios can be anticipated: the orthodontist will watch for and monitor signs of root resorption and adjust the tension on the braces accordingly; and diligent oral hygiene plus regular dental cleanings will help prevent damage to the tooth enamel...

Your Teen Could get a Straighter Smile with Clear Aligners Rather than Braces
...Unlike braces, they can be removed for eating, easier oral hygiene or for rare special occasions (although for best effectiveness, they should be worn for 20 to 22 hours each day)...

Stay Vigilant with Oral Hygiene to Avoid Another Bout of Gum Disease
...From now on, you must remain vigilant and disciplined with your oral hygiene regimen to minimize the chances of another infection...

Recreational Marijuana Could Increase Your Risk of Gum Disease
...To be sure, there are several risk factors for gum disease like genetics, oral hygiene (or lack thereof), structural problems like poor tooth position or even systemic conditions elsewhere in the body...

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...

Keep Alert for this Extreme Form of Gingivitis
It takes only a few days of inadequate oral hygiene for bacterial plaque to trigger the periodontal (gum) disease gingivitis...

3 Common Causes for Chronic Dry Mouth and What You can do About It
...And be sure you stay diligent with your oral hygiene habits and regular dental visits to further reduce your risks of dental disease...

Difficult or Not, Plaque Removal is Necessary for Stopping Gum Disease
...Caused primarily by bacterial plaque left on tooth surfaces from inefficient oral hygiene, gum disease can ultimately lead to tooth loss...

Orthodontics and Your Teen
... Keeping It Clean No matter which type of appliance is used, oral hygiene becomes even more important during orthodontic treatment...

10 Tips to Tame Bad Breath
...Step up your oral hygiene routine...

Good Oral Hygiene Isn't Just for Teeth
In October, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association sponsors National Dental Hygiene Month to remind everyone that having good oral health is directly related to practicing good oral hygiene at home...

Kids, Cats and Canines: Dental Development Through the Ages
...So be sure proper attention is paid to your child’s oral hygiene: That means avoiding sugar, and remembering to brush and floss every day...

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...

Keeping Your Smile Healthy Through the Holidays
...Keep up good oral hygiene...

White Spots on Your Teeth After Braces May Be An Early Sign of Enamel Loss
...The underlying cause is built-up bacterial plaque due to inadequate oral hygiene, and as such WSLs are the beginning stages of tooth decay...

Flossing Daily Around Implants will Help Prevent Losing Your Bridge
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Oral Hygiene for Fixed Bridgework...

Stop Gum Disease Before it Harms Your Health
...If you don't practice effective oral hygiene, however, within a few days you could develop an initial infection called gingivitis...

Spring Into Better Oral Health
...To those worthy aims, we'd like to add one more suggestion: This spring, make it a goal to improve your oral hygiene!Maintaining good oral hygiene often results in fewer cavities, reduced gum disease and better checkups at the dental office...

What You Should do About This Bizarre Drug Side Effect
...Smoking and poor oral hygiene also seem to contribute to this growth imbalance...

Be on the Alert for White Spots on Teeth While Wearing Braces
...You'll need to be extra vigilant with daily oral hygiene while wearing braces to reduce plaque buildup...

Oral Hygiene Might Be on the Decline With the Newest Adult Generation
... If a recent survey is correct, that may be a result of poor oral hygiene practices...

Speaking of Wellness: Enjoying Great Oral Health for a Lifetime
...Here are some tips: Practice good oral hygiene...

Here's What You Can Do to Avoid Gum Disease
... Gum disease most often begins with dental plaque, a thin film of bacteria and food particles that builds up on tooth surfaces mainly from poor oral hygiene...

Uncovering Early Gum Disease Through Periodontal Probing
...This thin film of bacteria and food particles accumulates on tooth surfaces, especially because of poor or non-existent oral hygiene...

3 Things You Can Do to Help Your Child Avoid Tooth Decay
...Start oral hygiene early...

4 Things to Do to Keep Your Child's Dental Development on Track
...Start oral hygiene before teeth...

4 Common Causes for Gum Recession
...If you have thinner tissues, you’ll need to be diligent about oral hygiene and dental visits, and pay close attention to your gum health...

It's Best to Avoid This Online Trend for Your Enamel's Sake
...Advocates of using activated charcoal for oral hygiene claim the ingredient kills harmful microorganisms in your mouth...

Inflammation: the Link Between Gum Disease and Cardiovascular Disease
...Likewise for your gums, daily oral hygiene and visiting the dentist at least twice a year reduces the risk for gum disease...

Practice Daily Hygiene to Avoid Gum Swelling While Wearing Braces
...But what is a concern is that hypertrophy could increase a braces wearer's difficulties with oral hygiene and give rise to a true gum infection that could endanger dental attachment...

4 Things You Can Do to Avoid Damage From Gum Recession
...Practice daily oral hygiene...

2 Kinds of Orthodontic Retainers That Can Protect Your New Smile
...Initially, a patient wears it continuously and only takes it out during oral hygiene...

Stop Plaque Buildup Around Your Implant-Supported Bridge With Flossing
...But we can’t simply “set them and forget them”: They require dedicated oral hygiene just like natural teeth...

The Day After Labor Day: Renew Your Focus on Your Family's Oral Health
...Make oral hygiene a daily thing...

3 Ways to Protect Your Dental Work From an Early Demise
...Daily oral hygiene...

How to Ensure Your Child's Teeth and Gums Stay Healthy Now and Later
...Prioritizing oral hygiene...

4 Things You Can Do To Protect Oral Health During Cancer Treatment
...Be meticulous about oral hygiene...

Although Challenging, Cleaning Around Implants Boosts Their Longevity
Daily oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings help keep your natural teeth and gums healthy and disease-free...

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