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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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Banish Bad Breath
...Our office can instruct you on proper oral hygiene including the gentle use of a tongue scraper or brush...

Bad Breath — Suffer No More
...If your problem is merely the result of poor oral hygiene you can play a large role in turning your situation around...

Dental Services
...   Hygiene Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth clean...

Good Oral Hygiene Made All the Difference for Ballroom Dance Star Cheryl Burke
Growing up with a dentist stepdad, Cheryl Burke of Dancing with the Stars heard a lot over the years about the importance of good oral hygiene — in particular, the benefits of using dental floss...

A Link Between Dental Health - And Mental Health?
...Our goal is to help you maintain proper oral hygiene — for life...

Preserving Your Teeth's Enamel Could Preserve Your Teeth
... Following these tips, along with effective oral hygiene, will go a long way in protecting your teeth’s enamel coating — and preserving your teeth in the long run...

TV Anchor Nancy O'Dell Discusses Pregnancy and Oral Health
... It's especially important to maintain good oral hygiene during pregnancy with routine brushing and flossing, and regular professional cleanings...

Gum Inflammation Could Have an Effect on Your Heart Health
... Gum disease begins with poor oral hygiene...

A Few Tips for Developing a Good Brushing Habit
...” Better yet, you needn’t wait for the next January 1st — you can begin better oral hygiene habits today...

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...

Actress Florence Henderson Shares Her Secrets for Keeping Your Natural Teeth as You Age
...” Similar to the great advice “Carol Brady” shared on television, Henderson's advice on oral hygiene is spot-on...

Dental Implants and Smoking - Cause for Concern?
...And if that is not possible, at least go on a smoking diet: restrict the number of cigarettes you smoke by 50% (we know you can at least do that!) Try to follow good oral hygiene practices at all times, and see your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings...

Difficult or Not, Plaque Removal is Necessary for Stopping Gum Disease
...Caused primarily by bacterial plaque left on tooth surfaces from inefficient oral hygiene, gum disease can ultimately lead to tooth loss...

Certain Factors May Raise Your Risk and the Intensity of Gum Disease
Periodontal (gum) disease is mainly caused by bacterial plaque built up on tooth surfaces due to ineffective oral hygiene...

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...

What Is A Baby Tooth Worth?
...) But if you’ve been keeping up with parenting news lately, you may have come across an even more jaw-dropping fact: According to a survey by the Sunstar group, a maker of oral hygiene products, when the tooth fairy makes a pickup in New York City, she (or her parental surrogate) leaves an average of $13...

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...

5 Tips to Keeping a Healthy Mouth During Your College Years
... Keep up your oral hygiene care...

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...

Managing Gum Disease Could Benefit Other Conditions You May Have
... With this in mind, the best approach is to practice effective, daily oral hygiene to reduce the risk of gum disease, coupled with regular office cleanings and checkups...

Eating Disorders May Contribute to Damaged Teeth and Gums
...While elevated acid levels are usually related to inadequate oral hygiene or over-consumption of acidic foods and beverages, the practice of self-induced vomiting after food binging by bulimic patients may also cause it...

3 Ways Your Dental Hygienist Improves Your Oral Health
... Helping you improve your oral hygiene...

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

Oral Irrigation can be an Effective Alternative to Traditional Flossing
Great oral hygiene is built on two principal tasks — daily brushing and flossing...

Curbing Dry Mouth Could Boost Your Oral Health as you get Older
...Managing chronic dry mouth along with proper oral hygiene will help ensure your mouth continues to stay healthy as you grow older...

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...

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...

Know Your Toothpaste: How to Simplify Your Purchasing Decision
... If you would like more information on oral hygiene products, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

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...

Some Birth Control Drugs Could Increase Risk of Gum Disease
... Gum disease is a bacterial infection caused by plaque, food debris that builds up on tooth and gum surfaces due to poor 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...

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...

Beyond Their Marketing Claims, Most Toothpastes are Surprisingly Similar
... If you would like more information on toothpaste and other oral hygiene products, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

June Is Men's Health Month
...If your gums bleed or show other signs of disease, we can help you get it under control with instruction for more effective oral hygiene, and/or appropriate treatment...

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...

Look After Your Teeth During Cancer Treatment to Avoid Dental Disease
...You should also practice daily oral hygiene with brushing and flossing, along with keeping up your regular dental cleanings...

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

4 Foods That May Help You Prevent Tooth Decay
...Sorry chocolate lovers! Of course, any of these and similar foods (like cow’s milk) should be considered complements to a comprehensive prevention approach that includes daily oral hygiene, limits on sugar and acidic food consumption and regular dental cleanings and checkups...

FAQ: Dental Care During Pregnancy
... A: It’s not uncommon, but it does indicate that you need to pay careful attention to your oral hygiene at this time...

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...

A New Resolution - Floss!
...Here’s one simple resolution that can help keep your smile bright and healthy through the New Year and beyond: Floss every day!Your oral hygiene routine at home is your first line of defense against tooth decay and gum disease...

Floss First or Last? Here are Reasons for Either Approach
...If you would like more information on best oral hygiene practices, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

3 Ways to Protect Your Teeth in the Great Outdoors
...Just a few days of neglecting your regular oral hygiene can give bacterial plaque a chance to build up...

No Matter When the New Decade Begins, Be Sure You're Partnered With Us for Your Dental Care
...Nothing you do personally promotes a healthy mouth more than dedicated oral hygiene...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
...If your bad breath persists even after good oral hygiene, there are special products your dentist may prescribe, including Zytex, which is a combination of zinc chloride, thymol and eucalyptus oil that neutralizes the sulfur compounds and kills the bacteria that causes them...

Canker/Cold Sores
...A healthy diet and good oral hygiene are usually the best remedy, but some special rinses and anesthetics can help...

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

Diabetes
... As with any condition, good oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing and rinsing, as well as the proper diabetic diet, will go a long way in preventing needless problems...

Dry Mouth
...Of course, there is no substitute for regular checkups and good oral hygiene...

Oral Cancer
...Maintaining good oral hygiene, and regular dental checkups, are highly recommended...

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...

Seniors and Oral Health
... In fact, there's usually no reason for you NOT to keep your teeth your entire life, providing you maintain a healthy balanced diet and practice good oral hygiene...

Braces (Orthodontia)
... Daily oral hygiene such as brushing, flossing and rinsing are a necessity...

Flap Surgery
... A pocket reduction procedure is recommended if daily at-home oral hygiene and a professional care routine cannot effectively reach these deep pockets...

Implants
...In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene...

The Preventive Program
...At the initial visit oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits...

Medication and Heart Disease
...That’s why it’s critical to practice good oral hygiene to keep infections at bay—this includes a daily regimen of brushing, flossing and rinsing...