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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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Teeth Whitening
... One type of stain—caused by traumatic injuries, medications and fluorosis—actually begins inside the tooth; brushing and flossing don’t help...

Toothaches
...  Sometimes debris can be dislodged by brushing or flossing...

TV Design Guru Nate Berkus Shares the Secrets Behind His Dazzling Smile
...Nate also shared the important flossing advice he learned from his dentist that he still follows today: “Floss the ones you want to keep...

Flossing: An Important Part of TV Designer Nate Berkus' Oral Health Routine
...Nate also shared the important flossing advice he learned from his dentist that he still follows today: “Floss the ones you want to keep...

Underlying Factors for Gum Disease Require Long-Term Treatment Strategy
You’ve been doing “all the right things” — brushing, flossing, and keeping up regular office cleanings and checkups...

John Lennon's Tooth Sold at Auction for $31,200!
...His brushing and flossing routine may not have been that conscientious either! For healthy teeth, it's important to have a good daily oral hygiene routine at home and regular professional cleanings here at the office...

Iron Chef Cat Cora Discusses Her Positive Dental Implant Experience
...And while all these important roles require her daily attention, she makes oral health a top priority for herself and her family through diet, brushing, flossing and routine visits to the dentist...

Bleeding Gums are a Possible Sign of Periodontal Gum Disease
...The infection arises from a bacterial biofilm that’s been allowed to accumulate on tooth surfaces due to inadequate brushing and flossing...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...The clip shows the superstar songstress — along with her adorable three-year old daughter Blue Ivy — flossing their teeth! In the background, a vocalist (sounding remarkably like her husband Jay-Z) repeats the phrase “flossin’…flossin’…” as mom and daughter appear to take care of their dental hygiene in time with the beat: https://instagram...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...Kids can usually take over the task of brushing by themselves around age 6, but may still need help with flossing...

4 Tips for Instilling Good Family Hygiene Habits
...Brushing and flossing are the primary ways to remove bacterial plaque from teeth, the main cause for dental disease...

Tom Hanks' Abscessed Tooth Gets Cast Away
...By brushing your teeth twice each day for two minutes, and flossing at least once a day, you will go a long way towards keeping harmful oral bacteria from thriving in your mouth...

You May Need Your Gums Checked More Frequently After Gum Disease
... PM for susceptible patients with decreased resistance to disease require extra time and effort for the hygienist, along with a renewed daily hygiene habit of effective brushing and flossing by you to keep the disease at bay...

Dr. Travis Stork: Don't Ignore Bleeding Gums
...” As many as 90 percent of people occasionally experience bleeding gums when they clean their teeth — particularly if they don’t do it often, or are just starting a flossing routine...

4 Big Benefits for Beginning Early Dental Visits for Your Child
...We can serve as your dental “coaches” to help you get on the right track with daily brushing and flossing, as well as give you helpful tips on good dietary habits that promote nutrition and deter dental disease...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
... For proper at-home oral care, nothing beats brushing twice a day for two minutes each time, and flossing once a day...

Having Trouble Flossing? Try Using an Oral Irrigator
... If you would like more information on flossing options, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
... Of course, there has been a lot of discussion lately about flossing...

Seek Immediate Treatment for this Advanced Form of Gingivitis
... The final step belongs to you: to keep ANUG or any other gum disease from reoccurring, it's important for you to adopt a daily regimen of brushing and flossing, along with regular dental visits for thorough teeth cleaning and checkups...

Consider Clear Aligners Instead of Braces for Your Teen
...And it's hard to blame them: although they're effective, wearing braces restricts eating certain snacks and foods, they require extra time and effort for brushing and flossing, and they're often uncomfortable to wear...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
...When used along with brushing and flossing, they can reduce gum disease (gingivitis) and promote good oral health...

5 Things you can do to Improve Your Child's Future Dental Health
...They can coach you on brushing and flossing techniques, and provide information to set your mind at ease about concerns like teething or thumb sucking...

Your New Implants Need Proper Hygiene Just as Much as your Other Teeth
...If it isn’t removed with daily brushing and flossing and regular dental cleanings the bacteria can trigger an infection in the gums...

Don't let Periodontal Disease Cause Your Gums to Recede
... Other than daily brushing and flossing, the most important thing you can do for gum health is to see us as soon as you notice any signs of gum problems like swelling, bleeding or tooth sensitivity...

Cracked Mouth Corners can be Irritating - Here's How to Treat Them
...And, of course, keeping up daily brushing and flossing helps ensure a healthy and disease-free mouth...

3 Situations for Seeing a Periodontist
...And practice daily brushing and flossing as well as obtaining regular dental cleanings to keep plaque accumulation to minimum...

Keep Alert for this Extreme Form of Gingivitis
...Fortunately, though, prompt treatment by a dentist removing plaque from teeth and gums, along with you reinstituting daily brushing and flossing, can stop gingivitis and help restore health to your gums...

Be on the Alert for Gum Disease While Wearing Braces
...Brushing and flossing thoroughly every day helps prevent this buildup...

Actor David Ramsey Says: Don't Forget to Floss!
...So why is flossing so important...

Stop Gum Disease Before it Gets Started with Daily Oral Hygiene
...In most cases, plaque builds up due to a lack of brushing and flossing...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...Even if you are conscientious about brushing and flossing at home, you won’t be able to remove all of the disease-causing dental plaque that can hide beneath the gum line, especially if it has hardened into tartar, but we can do it easily in the office...

Don't Let GERD Ruin Your Teeth's Health
...If you’ve been diagnosed with GERD, be sure to maintain good oral hygiene practices like brushing or flossing, especially using fluoride toothpaste to strengthen enamel...

Protecting Primary Teeth from Decay Helps Ensure Future Dental Health
...After teeth appear, begin brushing and flossing to reduce plaque, the main trigger for tooth decay...

Stop Gum Disease Before it Harms Your Health
...If you keep your teeth clean of built-up plaque and tartar (calcified plaque) with daily brushing and flossing and regular dental cleanings, you'll minimize the growth of disease-causing bacteria...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
... Keep Up the Good Work—That means brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day, every single day...

If You're Older, be on the Lookout for Root Cavities
...Your first line of defense is a daily hygiene habit of brushing and flossing to remove dental plaque, the main cause for tooth decay...

Put the Extra Effort in Your Oral Hygiene While Wearing Braces
...The braces and wires can get in the way of brushing and flossing...

Dental Sealants Give Children an Added Boost Against Tooth Decay
... There are a number of things you can do to help your child avoid this destructive disease, especially daily brushing and flossing to remove bacterial dental plaque, the underlying cause for tooth decay...

These 4 Habits Could Help You Avoid Gum Disease
...Practice daily brushing and flossing...

Managing Diabetes and Gum Disease Together will Lessen the Effect of Both
...In addition to effective daily brushing and flossing and a professional cleaning and checkup every six months (more frequent is generally better), you should also monitor your gum health very closely, paying particular attention to any occurrence of bleeding, redness or swelling of the gums...

Instill These Habits in Your Child for a Lifetime of Great Dental Health
...Daily brushing and flossing should be at the top of that habit list...

Even All-Natural Fruit Juices Could Raise Your Child's Risk for Tooth Decay
...Besides daily hygiene (brushing and flossing) and regular dental visits, keeping sugar at bay—including with juices—is an important part of that effort...

2 Kinds of Orthodontic Retainers That Can Protect Your New Smile
...But it can make flossing difficult to perform, and if they’re removed or broken prematurely, the teeth could revert to their former positions...

Some Simple Cosmetic Techniques Could Help Your Smile Age Gracefully
...Brushing and flossing are fundamental to healthy teeth and gums—and health and beauty go hand in hand...

4 Simple Things You Can Do to Stop Bad Breath
...You can reduce bacteria and their foul odors by removing plaque with daily brushing and flossing and twice-a-year dental cleanings...

This Orthodontic Device Could Reduce the Need for Future Braces
...And, because the device can create challenges for keeping the back teeth clean, many dentists recommend adding a fluoride rinse to daily brushing and flossing as an added boost against tooth decay...

Brushing & Flossing with Braces
...While it's easy to use, an oral irrigator isn't a substitute for a toothbrush or dental floss — but when used along with proper brushing and flossing techniques, it can be very effective...

Invisalign for Adults
...Rather than being cemented or bonded to the teeth as metal or clear braces are, clear aligners are completely removable — for important social occasions, for eating, and, most importantly, for tooth-brushing and flossing...

Invisalign for Teens
...Because they're removable, there's nothing to keep you from brushing and flossing everywhere in your mouth, just as you would without appliances...

Post-Orthodontic Care
...Fixed retainers are cleaned by brushing and flossing; a floss threader or interproximal brush can also be a helpful cleaning tool when needed...

Orthodontics & Dental Hygiene
...Keep eating healthy foods like carrots and apples — but cut them into bite-sized pieces first! And don't chew on ice, pencils, or your nails: these habits can cause damage to your appliances, and even result in chipped teeth! Daily Maintenance You know how important brushing and flossing are for keeping a healthy smile — especially now that you're in orthodontic treatment...

How To Brush
... Variations for Comfort If you're having trouble with the two-finger method, here's another way to try flossing: Just tie the same amount of floss into a big loop, place all your fingers (but not thumbs) inside the loop, and work it around your teeth with index fingers and thumbs...

How To Floss
...Flossing is probably your single most important weapon against plaque, the clingy bacterial biofilm that sticks to the surfaces of your teeth...

Interdental Cleaning Devices
Almost everyone understands the importance of regular brushing and flossing to their oral health...

Mouthrinses
Numerous studies have shown that using an appropriate mouthrinse, in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing, is an easy and effective way for you to improve your overall oral health...

Tips to Prevent Cavities
...Flossing is particularly important because a toothbrush can't reach in between the teeth the way floss can...

Inlays & Onlays
...Conscientious daily brushing and flossing, and regular professional cleanings at the dental office are all you need to make sure your restoration lasts for years to come...

Porcelain Veneers
... Caring for Your Veneers Just like the teeth nature gave you, teeth restored with veneers need gentle brushing and flossing every day...

Teeth Whitening
...First of all, please maintain your usual, conscientious routine of brushing and flossing every day, and keep up with your regular schedule of professional cleanings at the dental office...

Tooth Decay Prevention
...Keeping up a regular habit of brushing and flossing, getting adequate fluoride, and a diet with limited acidic foods is certainly helpful...

Gum Grafting
...Your regimen should include proper brushing with fluoride toothpaste, daily flossing, a healthy diet and regular dental and periodontal checkups...

Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment
...You will be instructed in the most effective brushing and flossing techniques, and given recommendations for products that you should use at home...

Professional Teeth Cleanings
...It may be possible to prevent this from occuring in the future with oral hygiene measures you can perform at home (such as improved flossing techniques or special mouthrinses); it might also indicate that you need more frequent in-office cleanings...

Aging & Dental Health
... Sometimes, decreased mobility (due to arthritis or similar conditions) makes routine brushing and flossing more difficult...

Antibiotic Premedicationfor Dental Treatments
...This could occur in many dental procedures - and it could also occur during routine activities like chewing, brushing and flossing...

Fluoride
...If you maintain an effective daily routine of brushing and flossing, and avoid sugary and/or acidic foods and beverages, your decay risk will likely be low...

Preventive Dentistry
...Daily effective brushing and flossing will go a long way toward removing the dental plaque responsible for dental disease, tooth loss, and the need for more complex dental treatment...

Professional Teeth Cleanings
...It may be possible to prevent this from occuring in the future with oral hygiene measures you can perform at home (such as improved flossing techniques or special mouthrinses); it might also indicate that you need more frequent in-office cleanings...

Dental Implants FAQs
... They require exactly the same care as natural teeth: daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental checkups and professional cleanings...

Root Canal Treatment FAQs
... Keep your teeth decay-free by brushing and flossing every day...

Implant Dentistry
...Flossing and brushing your teeth on a daily basis, along with regular professional cleanings, can prevent this...

Oral Health
...Effective oral hygiene involves brushing your teeth twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least once per day to remove plaque from between the teeth...

Oral Hygiene
...Using a therapeutic mouthrinse has been proven to control plaque bacteria and prevent cavities better than brushing and flossing alone...

Periodontal Therapy
... Your Role in Periodontal Health Dental plaque is the main cause of periodontal disease, so it's essential to remove it every day with effective brushing and flossing...

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