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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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Dental Services
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...

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...

There's a Good Reason for Adults to Consider Orthodontics - Better Oral Health
... While improvement in oral health is the primary reason for considering treatment for a malocclusion, don’t discount the benefit of orthodontics to your appearance...

Dental Staff
...His dedication to improving and educating his patient’s oral health is evident and something he puts his heart and soul into...

Research Confirms: Dental Sealants Really Work!
...You can read more in the Dear Doctor magazine article “Sealants for Children,” and “Top 10 Oral Health Tips for Children...

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...

Sedation, Along with Understanding, can Relieve Your Dental Visit Fears
... This absence of dental cleanings, checkups and treatments can have an adverse effect on not only their oral health but their general health too...

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...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Top 10 Oral Health Tips For Children” and “How to Help Your Child Develop the Best Habits for Oral Health...

Use the Same Prevention Strategy to Defeat Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
... With diligent dental care and close attention to your oral health, you increase your chances of avoiding the full threat of these diseases...

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...

FAQs About Pediatric Dentistry
...Establishing this healthy habit early will go a long way toward promoting a lifetime of good oral health...

Toothbrushing Tips
...Your toothbrush is the primary tool to maintain oral health on a daily basis, so here are some tips to keep in mind: Brush gently twice a day, every day, for two minutes each time using a soft toothbrush...

Help Your Kids Have a Healthier Halloween
... Following these tips — and making sure your kids maintain good oral health with brushing, flossing, and routine dental office visits — will help keep them safe from cavities, not only at Halloween but all year long...

Hidden Sugar Can Jeopardize Your Health
...So, to prevent sugar from sneaking up on you, it's important to read those labels! And if you have any questions about sugar and 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...

You may need a Periodontist to Fully Treat Your Gum Disease
... As your primary oral health “gatekeeper,” your general dentist is largely responsible for determining what you need to achieve optimal health...

Ready for Summer Camp? Be Sure to Pack a Toothbrush
...Along with greater independence, camp brings increased responsibility for kids to take care of themselves, including taking care of their oral health...

Stay Ahead of Plaque Buildup with Effective 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...

How to Keep the Cavity Monster Away this Halloween
...And speaking of habits, there are a few others that can help—or hurt—your oral health...

Diabetes and Oral Health: True or False?
...What does diabetes have to do with oral health...

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...