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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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Can an App Help You Brush Your Teeth?
...It charts your oral hygiene habits, scores your brushing technique — and, if you allow it, shares information about how well (or poorly) you’re doing with your family, friends… even your dentist...

Christie Brinkley's Tips on Tooth Whitening
...” And while most of her smile's appeal comes naturally, Christie does give it a boost with good oral hygiene, regular dental checkups and tooth whitening...

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...

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...

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

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...

Your Other Teeth May Need Straightening Before Replacing a Missing Tooth
...Choosing clear aligners over traditional braces to move the teeth could also help — unlike fixed braces that often make oral hygiene difficult, clear aligners can be removed to allow easier cleaning of teeth and gums...

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...

Seek Immediate Treatment for this Advanced Form of Gingivitis
It takes only a short time neglecting your oral hygiene before you begin to notice some unpleasant things with your gums: swelling, redness or even bleeding...

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...

Children with Chronic Health Conditions may Need Extra Dental Care
... Ineffective oral hygiene...

Stop Gum Disease Before it Threatens Your Dental Implant
... If the infection isn’t properly treated with renewed oral hygiene and clinical plaque removal, it could spread below the gum line and begin to damage the underlying gum tissues and bone...

Stay Vigilant with Oral Hygiene to Avoid Another Bout of Gum Disease
...From now on, you must remain vigilant and disciplined with your oral hygiene regimen to minimize the chances of another infection...

How Effective is Your Oral Hygiene? Find Out with a Plaque Disclosing Agent
... If you would like more information on proper oral hygiene habits, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Your Teen Could get a Straighter Smile with Clear Aligners Rather than Braces
...Unlike braces, they can be removed for eating, easier oral hygiene or for rare special occasions (although for best effectiveness, they should be worn for 20 to 22 hours each day)...

Gingivitis Could Become a More Serious Form of Gum Disease
...To prevent reoccurrence, it’s important for you to consistently practice effective oral hygiene to remove plaque — brushing twice and flossing once each day, and visiting us at least twice a year for cleanings and checkups...

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...

10 Tips to Tame Bad Breath
...Step up your oral hygiene routine...

FAQs for National Gum Care Month
...If you have gingivitis, a professional teeth cleaning and a renewed commitment to oral hygiene at home—including daily flossing and rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash—may be all you need to turn the situation around...

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...

Treating Gum Disease with Lasers
...Controlling periodontal disease requires effective at-home oral hygiene combined with regular professional care...

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...

Stop Gum Disease Before it Harms Your Health
...If you don't practice effective oral hygiene, however, within a few days you could develop an initial infection called gingivitis...

Here's How to Care for 3 Common Dental Restorations
...To prevent this, practice a daily regimen of oral hygiene to clean away bacterial plaque—and reduce sugar in your diet, a prime food source for bacteria...

Dental Sealants Give Children an Added Boost Against Tooth Decay
... Combined with daily oral hygiene and other preventive measures, sealants can reduce the chances of damaging tooth decay...

The Howie Mandel Effect: Avoid Dental Disease Through Daily Brushing and Flossing
...To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Daily Oral Hygiene: Easy Habits for Maintaining Oral Health” and “10 Tips for Daily Oral Care at Home...

A Word to Young Adults: Brushing and Flossing are Key to a Healthy Mouth
...This decline in oral hygiene practices among millennials has had an unsurprisingly negative effect...

How to Ensure Your Child's Teeth and Gums Stay Healthy Now and Later
...Prioritizing oral hygiene...

Here's to Healthy Smiles in 2021!
...Even if you're an oral hygiene ninja, you can still miss some plaque, which may then harden into calculus (or tartar)...

4 Guidelines to Help Make Sure Your Child's Oral Health Stays on Track
...Start oral hygiene early...