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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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...Your dentist, after discovering the root of the problem, may suggest one or more of the following: Fluoride Gel: this in-office technique strengthens tooth enamel and reduces the transmission of sensations Crown, Inlay or Bonding: white fillings or bondings can be used to correct a flaw or decay that results in sensitivity Surgical Gum Graft: if receding gums are the cause of the problem, gum grafts will protect the root and reduce sensitivity Root Canal: if sensitivity is severe and cannot be treated by other means, your dentist may recommend a root canal Proper oral hygiene and maintenance is the key to preventing sensitive teeth...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...In fact, as soon as baby’s tiny teeth make their first appearance, the teeth and gums can be cleaned with a soft brush or cloth and a smear of fluoride toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice...

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...

Less is Better: the 21st Century Approach to Tooth Decay Treatment
... We can also limit tooth decay damage by boosting enamel strength with fluoride applications and sealants or reducing decay-causing bacteria with anti-bacterial rinses...

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

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
...Many commonly available therapeutic rinses contain anti-cariogenic (cavity-fighting) ingredients, such as fluoride; these can help prevent tooth decay and cavity formation by strengthening tooth enamel...

3 Fluoride Sources You Should Monitor for Your Family's Dental Health
Fluoride is an important weapon in the fight against tooth decay...

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...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...Use a small, soft-bristled, child-sized brush or a clean, damp washcloth and just a thin smear of fluoride toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice...

A Topical Fluoride Treatment Could Protect Your Child from Tooth Decay
...That’s why we may recommend applying topical fluoride to your child’s teeth...

Dental Visits are Key to Detecting Early Developing Tooth Decay
...Besides an already formed hole or cavity, we might also pick up on other unusual appearances like white spot lesions: these slight blemishes often occur in the areas of contact with other teeth, which we can treat with topical fluoride...

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

Fluorosis
Fluorosis is a condition in which your body has been exposed to too much fluoride...

Sensitive Teeth
... In some cases, desensitizing toothpaste, sealants, desensitizing ionization and filling materials including fluoride, and decreasing the intake of acid-containing foods can alleviate some of the pain associated with sensitive teeth...

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...

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...

Fluoride Facts
For decades, fluoride has been held in high regard by the dental community as an important mineral that is absorbed into and strengthens tooth enamel, thereby helping to prevent decay of tooth structures...

Mouth Rinses
... In general, therapeutic rinses with fluoride have been shown to actually fight cavities, plaque and gingivitis...

Prevention Tips for Children
...Parents are advised to avoid fluoride toothpastes on children under the age of 2...

Nutrition and Your Teeth
...Fluoride supplements may be helpful if you live in a community without fluoridated water, but consult with our office first...

Introduction
...Does fluoride, in spite of everything we've been told since childhood, actually cause more harm than good...

Fluoride
For decades, fluoride has been held in high regard by the dental community as an important mineral that strengthens tooth enamel, which thereby helps to prevent decay of tooth structures...

The Preventive Program
... Use antiseptic and fluoride rinses as directed...

Fillings
...Glass ionomers can release a small amount of fluoride that help patients who are at high risk for decay...

Glossary
... back to top F Fluoride - A harmless over-exposure to fluoride resulting in tooth discoloration...