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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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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...

Take Your Dentures out at Night to Extend Their Usefulness
...And be sure to use regular dish or hand soap (especially antibacterial) or denture cleanser — toothpaste is too abrasive for denture surfaces...

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...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...“She got to go with me and choose the toothpaste that she wanted,” Nancy recalled...

Toothbrushing Tips
... Use fluoride toothpaste to prevent tooth decay...

Answers to Expectant Mothers' Frequent Questions
... It’s important to brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day with ADA-approved fluoridated toothpaste to remove plaque, a thin layer of bacteria and food remnants that adhere to teeth...

Treating Dry Mouth is Important for Maintaining Good Oral Health
...Besides prescription medication, there are other products like xylitol, a natural alcohol sugar found in chewing gum, toothpaste or rinses, that help increase saliva flow — and xylitol also inhibits the growth of decay-causing bacteria...

3 Tips for Denture Care to Help Them Last and Keep Your Mouth Healthy
...In addition to taking your dentures out and rinsing them with water after eating, you should also brush them daily with dish detergent, antibacterial soap or denture cleaner — but not toothpaste, which is too abrasive...

4 Causes for Gum Recession and What We Can Do About It
...Brushing doesn’t require a lot of force to remove plaque: use gentle, circular motions and let the detergents and mild abrasives in your toothpaste do the rest...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...If motivation is an issue, encourage your kids by letting them pick out a special brush, toothpaste or floss...

Sleeping in Dentures: Don't Do It!
... Brush your dentures at least once a day with a soft toothbrush or denture brush and dish soap, liquid antibacterial soap, or denture cleanser (but don’t use toothpaste — it is too abrasive)...

Improve Your Brushing and Flossing Habit with These Tips
... What kind of toothpaste should I use...

That Scalded Feeling Isn't in Your Head - It Could Be Burning Mouth Syndrome
...For example, if symptoms seem to increase after brushing your teeth, you might be having a reaction to a toothpaste ingredient, usually the foaming agent sodium lauryl sulfate...

How Crowns Improve Damaged or Decayed Teeth
... Caring for your dental crown The American Dental Association (ADA) says care is easy: Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste...

Listen to Ellen DeGeneres: Don't Think You Can Get Away Without Flossing!
...Just be aware, most professionals believe that flossing first is better because it loosens up debris between teeth so the bubbles from the toothpaste can carry it away...

Fluoride
... ADA statement on FDA toothpaste warning labels The American Dental Association`s Council on Scientific Affairs believes that one part of the warning now required on fluoride toothpastes by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could unnecessarily frighten parents and children, and that the label greatly overstates any demonstrated or potential danger posed by fluoride toothpastes...

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...

Prevention Tips for Children
...Water is suitable in lieu of toothpaste (because the baby may swallow the toothpaste)...

Cavities and Tooth Decay
... Preventing Cavities The best defense against cavities is good oral hygiene, including brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Dentures
...Other types of household cleaners and many toothpastes are too abrasive and should not be used for cleaning dentures...

Teeth Whitening
... Some commercially available "whitening toothpastes" can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter...

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