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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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Dwight Howard: A Bright NBA Star With a Smile to Match
... Effective Oral Hygiene: Keeping your teeth clean is more important than ever, but also more challenging than ever...

Sealants Provide a Little Extra Protection for Children at High Risk for Decay
... Your focus, of course, should be on preventing decay through good oral hygiene practices, a healthy diet low in foods with added sugar and regular office visits for cleaning and checkups...

Tom Hanks' Abscessed Tooth Gets Cast Away
...But if you do have a tooth that can’t be saved, we promise we won’t remove it with an ice skate! The best way to prevent an abscess from forming in the first place is to practice conscientious oral hygiene...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...taken-by=beyonce We’re happy that this clip highlights the importance of helping kids get an early start on good oral hygiene...

Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
... Even if you are meticulous about your daily oral hygiene routine at home, there are plenty of reasons for regular checkups...

If You're Considering Braces, Here's How They Work
...These risks can be reduced by closely monitoring dental health during the entire treatment process and through stepped up efforts in daily oral hygiene...

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...

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...

Consider Saving a Tooth Before you Decide to Replace it
... Scaling may require multiple sessions and will require a greater effort from the patient in performing daily oral hygiene and visiting the dentist regularly to closely monitor gum health...

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

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

New Year's Resolutions for Better Oral Health
...Plus, it’s a great opportunity to review your at-home oral hygiene...

How Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Gets Her Kids to Floss
...Here are some other oral hygiene tips you can try at home: Brush to the music — Plenty of pop songs are about two minutes long… and that's the length of time you should brush your teeth...

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...

Tips to Brighten Your Summer Smile
...The dental hygienist uses special tools to get rid of plaque and tartar that you cannot remove during your oral hygiene routine at home...

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

Stay Ahead of Plaque Buildup with Effective Brushing and Flossing
...That’s because we know the primary cause for both of them—dental plaque, a thin film of bacteria and food particles that can build up on tooth surfaces usually as a result of poor oral hygiene...

Lasers Could be the Future for Gum Disease Treatment
...Gum disease is a bacterial infection mostly caused by dental plaque, a thin film of food particles that build up on teeth in the absence of effective oral hygiene...

Stay Hydrated in Winter for Better Year-Round Oral Hygiene
...Yet even though it may be chillier outside, your body's need for hydration is the same as it was in the summer—and a lack of proper hydration can be bad news for your oral hygiene...

Test You're Brushing and Flossing Success with a Plaque Disclosing Agent
...If you would like more information on improving your oral hygiene, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

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

Dental Care During Pregnancy is Safe and Essential
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Dental Care During Pregnancy: Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene Is More Important Than Ever...

Your Smile Can Be Your Passport to the World - Take Care of It With These Tips
...A daily oral hygiene practice helps keep your teeth shiny and clean and your gums a healthy shade of pink...

The Howie Mandel Effect: Avoid Dental Disease Through Daily Brushing and Flossing
...To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Daily Oral Hygiene: Easy Habits for Maintaining Oral Health” and “10 Tips for Daily Oral Care at Home...

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

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...

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

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

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