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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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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...

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...

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...

Pediatric Dentists Specialize in Dental Care for Children and Teens
...Both offer the same kind of prevention and treatment services like cleanings, fluoride applications or fillings...

Protect Your Child's Long-Term Dental Health with Regular Office Visits
...Saving it by preventing and treating tooth decay with fluoride applications and sealants, fillings or even a modified root canal treatment could stop a bad bite and costly orthodontic treatment down the road...

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...

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...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...When the first teeth appear, brush them with a tiny dab of fluoride on a soft-bristled toothbrush...

4 Common-Sense Tactics to Lower Tooth Decay Risk Between Dental Visits
...In addition, brushing with a fluoride toothpaste can also help strengthen tooth enamel against acid attacks...

Beat Dental Plaque While Wearing Braces with These Tools and Tips
...And braces wearers can get a prevention boost with topical fluoride applications or antibacterial mouth rinses to reduce disease-causing bacteria...

Manage Your GERD Symptoms to Prevent Enamel Erosion
...And be sure you're using a fluoride toothpaste...

Primary Teeth are Critical to Future Dental Health and Worth Preserving
...We can help primary teeth last for their intended lifespan by preventing tooth decay with daily oral hygiene or clinically-applied sealants and topical fluoride...

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...

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
Fluorosis is a condition in which your body has been exposed to too much fluoride...

Sensitive Teeth
... In some cases, desensitizing toothpaste, sealants, desensitizing ionization and filling materials including fluoride, and decreasing the intake of acid-containing foods can alleviate some of the pain associated with 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
For decades, fluoride has been held in high regard by the dental community as an important mineral that is absorbed into and strengthens tooth enamel, thereby helping to prevent decay of tooth structures...

Mouth Rinses
... In general, therapeutic rinses with fluoride have been shown to actually fight cavities, plaque and gingivitis...

Prevention Tips for Children
...Parents are advised to avoid fluoride toothpastes on children under the age of 2...

Nutrition and Your Teeth
...Fluoride supplements may be helpful if you live in a community without fluoridated water, but consult with our office first...

Introduction
...Does fluoride, in spite of everything we've been told since childhood, actually cause more harm than good...

Fluoride
For decades, fluoride has been held in high regard by the dental community as an important mineral that strengthens tooth enamel, which thereby helps to prevent decay of tooth structures...

The Preventive Program
... Use antiseptic and fluoride rinses as directed...

Fillings
...Glass ionomers can release a small amount of fluoride that help patients who are at high risk for decay...

Glossary
... back to top F Fluoride - Fluoride is often called nature’s cavity fighter and for good reason...