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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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Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...We would like to see every child get off to an equally good start! If you have questions about your child’s oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

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...

Look at Your Options for Saving a Tooth First Before Replacing it
...For function and long-term oral health, you can't beat what nature provided you in the first place...

Pediatric Dentists Specialize in Dental Care for Children and Teens
... Your child may have other needs related to their oral health that could benefit from a pediatric dentist...

Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
...Oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease are much easier — and less expensive — to treat in the earliest stages...

How Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Gets Her Kids to Floss
...” Yet when it comes to her family's oral health, she wants the same things we all want: good checkups and great-looking smiles...

Protect Your Child's Long-Term Dental Health with Regular Office Visits
...Starting early, not only will your child be getting the best in dental care, they'll be developing a habit that can continue to benefit their oral health the rest of their lives...

Actor David Ramsey Discusses Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
...You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “The Age One Dental Visit” and “Dentistry & Oral Health for Children...

New Season, New Toothbrush
...To learn more about the importance of good oral hygiene, read “Daily Oral Hygiene: Easy Habits for Maintaining Oral Health” and “Dental Hygiene Visit: A True Value in Dental Healthcare” in Dear Doctor magazine...

Watch What Carbs You Eat to Reduce Your Risk of Further Gum Disease
...At the same time, increasing your intake of certain foods could boost your overall oral health...

How to Get the Most from Your Daily Brushing and Flossing
Twice a year dental cleanings are an important aspect of optimal oral health...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
...Only a trained health care provider with the right dental tools can! And when you come in for a routine office visit, you'll also get a thorough checkup that can detect tooth decay, gum disease, and other threats to your oral health...

Inflammation: the Link Between Gum Disease and Cardiovascular Disease
...If you would like more information on how your oral health affects your whole body, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

The Connection Between GERD and Oral Health
...You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “GERD and Oral Health” and “Tooth Decay: How to Assess Your Risk...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
...These microorganisms can cause gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath — so keeping them in check is good for your overall oral health...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...As the proud dad told Dear Doctor–Dentistry & Oral Health magazine, "The best part of being a father is the smiles and the warmth you get from your children...

The Parent-Dentist Partnership: Establishing Better Oral Health for Your Child
...That doesn’t have to be the case with their dental development — that’s because we’re one of your most reliable support partners for oral health...

Manage Your GERD Symptoms to Prevent Enamel Erosion
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “GERD and Oral Health...

Do This for Your Dental Health Before, During and After Cancer Treatment
...During treatment, try to continue regular dental visits to monitor your oral health and receive any needed preventive or therapeutic treatments...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
... Using a therapeutic mouthrinse, however, can actually enhance your oral health...

How Early Dental Visits Can Improve Your Child's Oral Health
...Here are 3 oral health areas that could benefit from seeing the dentist by Age One...

Vitamins Can Help Keep Your Oral Health in Top Shape
...When it comes to teeth, gums and the mouth, a rich assortment of vitamins helps maintain good oral health...

Your Smile Can Be Your Passport to the World - Take Care of It With These Tips
...It takes just 5 minutes a day to perform one of the most important things you can do for your long-term oral health...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help...

Why Vaping isn't a Safe Choice for Your Oral Health
...But long before these headlines of late, dentists were sounding the alarm about vaping in regard to oral health...

3 Things You Can Do to Help Your Child Avoid Tooth Decay
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Top 10 Oral Health Tips for Children...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
... Controlling periodontal disease and maintaining good oral health helps to reduce bad breath...

Bulimia Nervosa
People with eating disorders can suffer from oral health problems as well...

Wisdom Teeth
...Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health...

Periodontal Exams
Periodontal exams are vital in the maintenance of your oral health as they are used to assess the health of your gums and teeth...

What is Tooth Decay?
... A good way to help your oral health between brushing is chewing sugarless gum; this stimulates your body's production of saliva, a powerful chemical that actually neutralizes plaque formation and rinses decay-causing food particles and debris from your mouth...

Women and Tooth Care
Women have special needs when it comes to their oral health...

Nutrition and Your Teeth
It has long been known that good nutrition and a well-balanced diet is one of the best defenses for your oral health...

Extractions
...  Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health...

Cosmetic Dentistry
...A dental exam will take many factors into consideration, including your overall oral health...

Introduction
...What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health...

General Dentistry
The first line of defense against oral health problems In general dentistry, the dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (jaw and face) parts of the body...

Age and Oral Health
...Here you will find helpful answers to some frequently asked questions about oral health questions you may have as you get older...

Tobacco
... Frequently asked questions: tobacco products What effects can smoking have on my oral health...

Your First Dental Visit
... Making sound decisions about your dental care and oral health is an easy thing to do with the right preparation beforehand: Make a list of questions to ask our office, so you don't forget anything on the day of your appointment...

Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient
... You have the responsibilityto adhere to regular home oral health care recommendations...

Links
American Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry American Association of Public Health Dentistry Federation of Special Care Organizations in Dentistry Centers for Disease Control/Oral Health Resources Healthfinder...