Patient Education

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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Exams & Cleaning
...Your overall health and wellness are important to us in addition to your oral hygiene...

About Us
...We are a preventive-oriented office and believe that educating our patients on proper oral hygiene is extremely important because educated patients make the best decisions about their oral health...

Articles
...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
...taken-by=beyonce We’re happy that this clip highlights the importance of helping kids get an early start on good oral hygiene...

Answering Your Questions about Your Upcoming Teeth Whitening
...You can, of course, prolong the fade rate by not using tobacco, cutting back on staining beverages like red wine, tea and coffee, practicing daily oral hygiene and visiting us for regular office cleanings and other dental work...

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...

4 Tips for Achieving Better Hygiene
You know the basics of great oral hygiene: Brush and floss daily; see your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings and checkups; and watch your diet, especially sweets...

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

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
Is having good oral hygiene important to kissing...

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...

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...

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...

It's Spring Cleaning Time...for Your Teeth!
...Having a good oral hygiene routine at home goes a long way towards keeping your mouth healthy...

3 Situations for Seeing a Periodontist
...This could be the case with periodontal (gum) disease, a bacterial infection triggered by a thin biofilm on tooth surfaces called dental plaque that isn’t adequately removed through daily oral hygiene practices...

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...

Caps, Gowns and Smiles for High School Graduation
...Bad breath is primarily caused by poor oral hygiene habits, and the hygienist can check to see if your teen’s oral hygiene routine has been too lax—and offer pointers if needed...

Get Your Vitamins the Natural Way for Optimum Dental Health
Along with daily oral hygiene and regular dental visits, a balanced and nutritious diet is another key part of great oral health...

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

Dental Visits are Key to Detecting Early Developing Tooth Decay
...With dedicated oral hygiene and regular dental visits that uncover early decay, chances are good your teeth can remain healthy for a lifetime...

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...

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...