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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
... Q: Is one toothpaste better than others...

Post Op Instructions
...We suggest using fluoridated, tartar control toothpaste...

Veneers
...Avoid using abrasive toothpaste, as it can scratch your new veneers...

Take Care of Your Dental Appliance to Extend its Longevity
...Don’t use toothpaste, though, even with dentures: while your natural tooth enamel can handle the abrasive particles in toothpaste, your appliance’s materials may not...

Actor David Ramsey Discusses Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
... Brush teeth that have completely grown in with a soft-bristled, child-size toothbrush and a smear of fluoride toothpaste no bigger than a grain of rice...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...But the ADA stands by its recommendations for maintaining good oral health: Brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste; visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups; and clean between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner like floss...

Your Dental Care Efforts are Just as Important as Your Dentist's
...Effective brushing starts with the right toothbrush—for most people a soft-bristled, multi-tufted brush—and fluoride toothpaste...

5 Causes of Bad Breath and What You Can Do About It!
...This includes brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least once a day...

Don't Neglect Your Flossing
... Caring for Your Teeth Receiving fluoride treatment and using fluoride-containing products like toothpaste and mouthwash, or drinking fluoride-containing water, to prevent issues like gum disease and tooth decay and help repair teeth Flossing at least once before bed will remove food debris Avoiding tobacco, smoking, and drinking too much coffee and tea Getting professional dental cleanings and checkups every six months to remove hardened plaque that's accumulated on teeth and around gums over time Brushing your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day, at least, while holding the brush at a 40-degree angle to clean hard-to-reach areas Procedures If your teeth suffer from an accident or cavities, you may benefit from one of these procedures: Dental Implants: If you lose a tooth due to decay, or trauma, then a dental implant will replace missing tooth roots and prevent your jawbone from weakening...

What You can do to Ease that Burning Sensation in Your Mouth
...Some denture wearers may display some of the symptoms of BMS due to an allergic reaction to denture materials; others may have a similar reaction to the foaming agent sodium lauryl sulfate found in some toothpaste that can irritate the skin inside the mouth...

Did You Know? February Is National Children's Dental Health Month!
...A tooth that has grown in completely should be brushed twice daily (once in the morning and once in the evening) with a soft, child-sized tooth brush and a thin smear of fluoride toothpaste...

The Tale of the Toothworm
...That means brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, and flossing them every day...

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...