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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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Your Guide to Whiter Teeth
... Choosing the Right White: With strips, trays and toothpastes all claiming to be the best tooth whitening systems, it can be hard to choose how to whiten your teeth...

Actress Florence Henderson Shares Her Secrets for Keeping Your Natural Teeth as You Age
...“Flossing, brushing and regular dental checkups are vital if you want to keep your teeth,” she said, adding, “I always have mouthwash, dental floss, toothpaste and a toothbrush on the set...

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
... What kind of toothpaste should I use...

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
... If you use fluoride toothpaste apply only a “smear” on the end of the brush for children under two and a pea-sized amount for older children...

Simplify Your Toothpaste Purchase by Looking for These Ingredients
...A case in point: the toothpaste aisle at your local supermarket...

Instill in Your Child the Daily Habit of Brushing and Flossing
... In the beginning, you'll be performing the habit for them: for children two and younger use a slight smear of toothpaste on the brush...

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...

Dental Care is Difficult but not Impossible for a Special Needs Child
...Other conditions could make them intolerant to toothpaste in the mouth, or create an inability to keep their mouths open or to spit...

3 Common Sources of Fluoride You Might Not Know About
... While you're most likely familiar with fluoride toothpaste and other fluoridated hygiene products, there are other sources of this chemical you should know about — especially if you're trying to manage your family's fluoride intake...

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

Take Extra Dental Care Precautions While Undergoing Orthodontic Therapy
...In addition to hygiene products and many drinking water systems, we can also supplement fluoride through gels or varnishes applied to the teeth during office visits, as well as prescription toothpastes or rinses with higher levels of fluoride for patients at higher risk of dental disease...

Winter Tooth Tips
...If you experience tooth sensitivity, use toothpaste that is specially formulated for sensitive teeth and breathe through your nose to protect your teeth from extreme cold...

Although a Challenge, Chronically Ill Children Need Tooth Decay Prevention
...Some conditions create severe physical, mental or behavioral impairments in children’s ability to brush and floss: for example, they may have a heightened gag reflex to toothpaste in their mouth or they may not be able to physically perform these tasks on their own...

Support Your Child's Dental Development with Preventive Care
... Once teeth do appear, you can begin brushing them every day with just a smear of toothpaste...

4 Things You Should be Doing Now for Your Baby's Long-Term Dental Health
...When teeth begin to appear switch to brushing with just a smear of toothpaste on the brush to minimize what they swallow...

Take These Steps to Prevent Early Decay in Your Baby's First Teeth
...After teeth appear, switch to daily brushing with just a smear of toothpaste...

Protect Your Child's Long-Term Dental Health with Regular Office Visits
...That's when you can begin brushing with just a smear of toothpaste on a toothbrush...

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

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...

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

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...

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
...Often added in small amounts to toothpastes and drinking water, fluoride strengthens tooth enamel against acid attacks that create cavities...

4 Things to Do to Keep Your Child's Dental Development on Track
...When teeth do appear, switch to brushing with just a smear of toothpaste and then add flossing as more teeth come in...

4 Common Causes for Gum Recession
...So, “Easy does it”: Let the gentle, mechanical action of the toothbrush bristles and toothpaste abrasives do the work of plaque removal...

Friendly Bacteria Can Help Protect Our Mouths From Disease
...For example, researchers have proposed including a form of the agent in toothpaste...

4 Things You Can Do to Avoid Damage From Gum Recession
...A little “elbow grease” may be appropriate for other cleaning tasks, but not your teeth—use gentle strokes and let the mild abrasives in your toothpaste do the main removal work...

How to Care for Your Child's Valuable Primary Teeth
...As teeth erupt, switch then to gentle brushing with a rice grain-sized amount of baby toothpaste...

How to Ensure Your Child's Teeth and Gums Stay Healthy Now and Later
...As teeth emerge, begin brushing each one with a small amount of toothpaste...

Keep Your Child's Fluoride Intake at a Safe but Effective Level
...Toothpaste...

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