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Online Dental Education Library

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

Loose Adult Teeth Require Immediate Attention and Treatment
...Gum disease arises from dental plaque, a thin film of bacteria and food particles left on teeth due to poor oral hygiene...

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

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...

The Importance of Preventative Dentistry
... Protecting your smile starts with good oral hygiene habits In between dental visits, a good oral hygiene routine can help you avoid cavities and gum disease...

A 4-Step Process for Achieving Your Highest Oral Health Possible
You know the basics for a healthy mouth: daily oral hygiene and regular dental checkups...

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...

5 Causes of Bad Breath and What You Can Do About It!
...Poor oral hygiene...

Don't Neglect Your Flossing
Your Chicago, IL, dentists can help, especially when it comes to giving advice about good oral hygiene habits...

Keep an Eye on your Gums to Catch Disease Early
... While renewed daily oral hygiene is important for stopping gum disease, you may also need professional care to bring it under control...

Keep Up Good Dental Habits in College to Protect Your Teeth and Gums
...Close in importance to good oral hygiene is a healthy diet...

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...

4 Ways to Check on Your Brushing and Flossing Effectiveness
...Consider it your "final exam" for oral hygiene!Be sure to also ask your dental provider for tips and training in better brushing and flossing...

What Dental Implants Can Do for You
...While this certainly means maintain good oral hygiene and visiting our general dentist for routine checkups, other tooth replacement options will still need to be replaced every 5-15 years, but not dental implants...

Saliva Performs Many Functions for Both Oral and General Health
While oral hygiene, a nutritious diet and regular dental visits are all crucial to long-term oral health, these efforts complement what your body already does to keep your mouth healthy...

Stop Gum Disease Before it Gets Started with Daily Oral Hygiene
...But there’s a better way: preventing gum disease before it begins through daily oral hygiene...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
...If your bad breath persists even after good oral hygiene, there are special products your dentist may prescribe, including Zytex, which is a combination of zinc chloride, thymol and eucalyptus oil that neutralizes the sulfur compounds and kills the bacteria that causes them...

Canker/Cold Sores
...A healthy diet and good oral hygiene are usually the best remedy, but some special rinses and anesthetics can help...

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

Diabetes
... As with any condition, good oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing and rinsing, as well as the proper diabetic diet, will go a long way in preventing needless problems...

Dry Mouth
...Of course, there is no substitute for regular checkups and good oral hygiene...

Oral Cancer
...Maintaining good oral hygiene, and regular dental checkups, are highly recommended...

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...

Seniors and Oral Health
... In fact, there's usually no reason for you NOT to keep your teeth your entire life, providing you maintain a healthy balanced diet and practice good oral hygiene...

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

Flap Surgery
... A pocket reduction procedure is recommended if daily at-home oral hygiene and a professional care routine cannot effectively reach these deep pockets...

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

The Preventive Program
...At the initial visit oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits...

Medication and Heart Disease
...That’s why it’s critical to practice good oral hygiene to keep infections at bay—this includes a daily regimen of brushing, flossing and rinsing...