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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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Giuliana Rancic Prepares for Her Son's First Dental Visit
...Plus, you can learn the best techniques for effectively cleaning baby's mouth and maintaining peak oral hygiene...

Our Arsenal of Weapons in the War Against Gum Disease
...Regardless of other risk factors, a film of bacterial plaque on tooth surfaces caused by a neglect of proper oral hygiene is the main culprit behind progressive gum disease...

Olivia Newton-John Learned Healthy Oral Habits From Mom
... The point of a good daily oral hygiene routine is to remove the film of bacteria that collects daily along the gum line, and in the nooks and crannies of teeth...

Your Body's Intolerance to Gluten can Cause Dental Problems
...CD patients should continue with normal oral hygiene efforts, with one exception: hygiene products (including polishing pastes and fluoride gels used in professional cleanings) should be gluten-free...

Kristin Cavallari and the Mystery of the Bathroom Sink
...A change in the environment inside the mouth — like inadequate oral hygiene, to use one example — can cause the harmful types to flourish...

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...

Limiting Refined Sugar in Your Diet can Reduce Risk of Tooth Decay
... Last but not least, practice good oral hygiene with daily brushing and flossing, along with regular office cleanings 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...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...” Seems like this savvy mom is on to something! Just because good oral hygiene is a must for your child’s health and dental development, that doesn’t mean it has to feel like a chore...

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...

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...

To Prevent Tooth Decay, Practice Effective Brushing and Flossing
... If you would like more information on proper oral hygiene, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
... Finally, maintaining excellent oral hygiene is a great way to avoid bad breath...

Other Factors Besides Hygiene Could Contribute to Gum Disease
... Aside from lifestyle issues like stress or oral hygiene, we can at least test and verify any susceptibility you may have due to uncontrollable factors like genetics or the particular bacterial makeup within your plaque...

Proper Brushing and Flossing Removes Disease-Causing Plaque
... If you would like more information on best oral hygiene practices, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

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...

Don't let Limited Finances Keep you From Needed Dental Care
... The most important thing you can do to manage dental costs is to prevent disease through consistent oral hygiene — brushing and flossing — at least once a day...

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

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...

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...

Back-to-School Is an Excellent Time for a Dental Checkup
...Oral Hygiene A back-to-school appointment is the ideal opportunity to get a professional cleaning...

Diabetes and Oral Health
... Keep up with your oral hygiene routine at home...

Baby Your Teeth and Gums During Pregnancy
... Periodontal (gum) disease results from the buildup of bacterial plaque on tooth surfaces in the absence of good oral hygiene...

Issues to Consider Before Dental Implants
...It’s also important to maintain effective oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings and checkups for optimum implant health...

Take These Steps to Prevent Early Decay in Your Baby's First Teeth
...You should, for example, begin oral hygiene even before teeth come in by wiping their gums with a clean, damp cloth after feeding...

How to Get the Most from Your Daily Brushing and Flossing
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Daily Oral Hygiene: Easy Habits for Maintaining Oral Health...

Can an App Help You Brush Your Teeth?
...It charts your oral hygiene habits, scores your brushing technique — and, if you allow it, shares information about how well (or poorly) you’re doing with your family, friends… even your dentist...

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...

Not Your Granddad's Dental Care: the New Approach to Tooth Decay Treatment
...The foundation for prevention, though, remains the same as it was for past family generations—practice effective oral hygiene by brushing and flossing daily and regular dental cleanings and checkups to keep bacterial plaque from accumulating and growing...

Porcelain Veneers: A Less Invasive Way to Transform Your Smile
...You should also maintain regular dental visits and proper oral hygiene to keep your smile as bright and attractive as possible...

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...

Disclosing Agents Show Plaque You've Missed When Brushing and Flossing
... A disclosing agent gives you a snapshot of where you need to improve your oral hygiene...

The 3 Top Ingredients That Make Your Toothpaste a Super Plaque Buster
...Today, most of the world has replaced these substances with toothpaste, a mainstay of daily oral hygiene...

Take Steps to Reduce Mouth Acid and Avoid Dental Erosion
...Along with daily oral hygiene, restrict your consumption of acidic foods and beverages to meal times and cut back on between-meal snacks...

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...

Smoking Could Shorten Your Implants' Longevity
...Stopping smoking and practicing effective oral hygiene could make a big difference in the success or failure of your implant...

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...

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

Listen to Ellen DeGeneres: Don't Think You Can Get Away Without Flossing!
...DeGeneres received this honor from the National Flossing Council in recognition of her passionate promotion of oral hygiene, particularly flossing...

Something Between Your Teeth? Don't Use Anything Else but Dental Floss
...If you would like more information on best oral hygiene practices, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

What Tara Lipinski Does to Protect One of Her Most Valuable Assets - Her Smile
...Protect this invaluable asset with daily oral hygiene, regular dental visits and prompt treatment for disease or trauma...

How to Protect Dental Health in the Later Years of Life
...Make accommodations for oral hygiene...