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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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New Patients
...  The preventive services including dental cleaning, fluoride treatment and sealants are provided at the first visit...

Frequently Asked Questions
...Typical services provided are fillings, sealants, exam, cleanings, fluoride treatments, digital x-rays and others...

CMOHS News
... The group's in-school services include dental exams and diagnosis, dental X-rays, cleanings and fluoride applications, restorative dentistry and other basic services...

Success Stories
...SAA reaches over 400,000 children annually in school-based or school-linked settings with oral disease prevention and oral health promotion services such as dental sealants, fluoride varnish treatments and family education...

Olivia Newton-John Learned Healthy Oral Habits From Mom
...By age 2, a brushing routine should be established using a smear of fluoride toothpaste...

3 Ways to Stop or Reduce Painful Tooth Sensitivity
... Include fluoride in your dental care...

Your Body's Intolerance to Gluten can Cause Dental Problems
...Enamel defects caused by CD can also be treated with fluoride toothpastes and other aids to foster re-mineralization (restoring calcium and other mineral content to the enamel), and with cosmetic techniques to reduce any discoloration effect...

The Major Benefits of Early Childhood Dental Visits
...In addition to treating decayed teeth, your child may also need preventative actions like sealants or additional fluoride applications to protect teeth if they are at a higher risk for disease...

There are Various Ways to Treat Sensitivity - Depending on its Cause
...There are several chemical products for both home and dental office application that can reduce sensitivity and encourage enamel re-mineralization (as can the fluoride added to toothpaste)...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...Use a small, soft-bristled, child-sized brush or a clean, damp washcloth and just a thin smear of fluoride toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...In fact, as soon as baby’s tiny teeth make their first appearance, the teeth and gums can be cleaned with a soft brush or cloth and a smear of fluoride toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice...

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...

Six Ways Saliva Helps Your Mouth and Body Stay Healthy
...If fluoride is also present in saliva from fluoridated drinking water or toothpaste, it too is absorbed by the enamel making it stronger and more resistant to acid attacks...

Proper Brushing and Flossing Removes Disease-Causing Plaque
...Be sure to use a fluoride toothpaste to boost enamel strength and don't apply too much pressure when you brush to avoid damaging your gums...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
...Many commonly available therapeutic rinses contain anti-cariogenic (cavity-fighting) ingredients, such as fluoride; these can help prevent tooth decay and cavity formation by strengthening tooth enamel...

Include Limitations on Sugar in Your Tooth Decay Prevention Strategy
We’ve waged war for decades against tooth decay through oral hygiene and the increasing use of fluoride, nature’s “super weapon” against this disease...

Back-to-School Is an Excellent Time for a Dental Checkup
...Preventive Treatment Speaking of protecting your child's teeth, an end-of-summer appointment is a good time to ask about preventive measures like tooth-strengthening fluoride treatments or protective dental sealants...

Baby Your Teeth and Gums During Pregnancy
... TLC for Your Oral Environment Brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and flossing or using another interdental cleaner at least once daily is your first-line defense again bacteria buildup...

4 Things You Should be Doing to Maintain a Healthy Mouth
...Brushing with fluoride toothpaste at least once every day is a must for removing plaque, a thin film of bacteria and food particles which is the main cause of dental disease...

New Dental Advances Promise Better Outcomes for Treating Decay
...” If caught early enough, we can encourage the re-mineralization of enamel that acid has eroded with CPP-ACP, a substance acquired from milk, or strengthen teeth with topical fluoride applications...

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...

Not Your Granddad's Dental Care: the New Approach to Tooth Decay Treatment
... There are also factors that decrease the risk of tooth decay, known by the acronym SAFE: Saliva and Sealants, which focuses on methods to boost low salivary flow and cover chewing surfaces prone to decay with sealant materials; Antimicrobials, rinses or other substances that reduce bad bacteria populations and encourage the growth of beneficial strains; Fluoride, increased intake or topical applications of this known enamel-strengthening chemical; and Effective Diet, reducing the amount and frequency of sugary or acidic foods and replacing them with more dental-friendly choices...

The 3 Top Ingredients That Make Your Toothpaste a Super Plaque Buster
...Fluoride...

Keeping Fluoride to Just the Right Amount Protects Your Family's Smiles
Since the 1950s fluoride has played an important role in the fight against tooth decay as an additive to hygiene products and many public water supplies...

Tooth Sensitivity Could Be a Sign of Deeper Problems
...To address enamel erosion, your dentist may be able to protect and strengthen your teeth with sealants and topical fluoride...

4 Foods That Are Good for Both Your Mouth and Your Body
...Black tea also contains fluoride, which has been proven to strengthen enamel against acid attack...

4 Supposed Health Dangers in Dental Care That Aren't Dangerous
...Fluoride contributes to disease...