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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Get a Whiter, Brighter Smile
...Internal staining can also be the result of root canal treatments, large fillings, too much of a good thing, like fluoride — or just plain aging...

Preventive Care
...      Use antiseptic and fluoride rinses as directed...

TV Design Guru Nate Berkus Shares the Secrets Behind His Dazzling Smile
...“I'm grateful for having been given fluoride treatments and sealants as a child,” he said...

Flossing: An Important Part of TV Designer Nate Berkus' Oral Health Routine
...“I'm grateful for having been given fluoride treatments and sealants as a child,” he said...

Beyond Their Marketing Claims, Most Toothpastes are Surprisingly Similar
... Fluoride...

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...

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...

Take These Measures to Lower Your Child's Tooth Decay Risk
...We can also provide sealants and topical fluoride to give added protection against decay...

4 Big Benefits for Beginning Early Dental Visits for Your Child
...Besides monitoring and treatment for decay, we can also perform measures to protect teeth (especially in children at high risk) through topical fluoride applications or sealants...

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...

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...

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...

Include Limitations on Sugar in Your Tooth Decay Prevention Strategy
We’ve waged war for decades against tooth decay through oral hygiene and the increasing use of fluoride, nature’s “super weapon” against this disease...

Patient Education
... Mouth Lesions Mouth Lesions Swelling Mouth Lesion Ulcers Mouth Lesions White Spots Mouth Lesions Periodontal Treatment Bone Grafting Gum Grafting Non-Surgical Perio Therapy Surgical Perio Therapy Tooth Pathology Cracked Filling Cracked Tooth Discolored Filling Discolored Tooth Tooth Ache Tooth Decay Tooth Wear Tooth Treatments Core Build-Up Inlay and Onlay Post and Core Root Canal Treatment Silver FIlling Tooth Colored (Composite FIlling) Tooth Extraction Care Instructions Tooth Extractions Tooth Supported Bridge Tooth Supported Crown Silver Diamine Fluoride Silver Diamine Fluoride Consent Form Whitening and Veneers Teeth Whitening Veneers Implants, Dentures and Partials Complete Denture Complete Denture with 2 or 4 Locators Attachments Complete Denture with a Milled Attachment Complete Denture with Locator Attachment Dental Implants Implant Supported Bridge with Fixed or Detachable (Hybrid) Components Implant Supported Bridge with Individually Cemented Crowns on Superstructure Implant Supported Bridge with Screw Retention Implant Supported Bridge Implant Supported Crown Removable Partial Denture Removable Partial Denture with Locator Attachments Bruxism (Grinding) Bite Problems Jaw Joint Problems Night Time Tooth Grinding Correcting Bite Problems Equilibration Kois Deprogrammer Why Orthodontics Dental and Medical Concerns Adverse Effects of Antibiotics BPA in Dental Composites Sleep-Disordered Breathing Sedation and Appliance Therapy IV Sedation Dentistry Oral Appliance Therapy for the Treatment of Sleep-Disordered Breathing Oral Sedation Dentistry Oil Pulling Oil Pulling Children and Dental Concerns Why do Children Get Mouth Sores Why do Children Grind Their Teeth Why do Children have Bad Breath Why do Children have Crowded or Crooked Teeth Why do Children have Discolored Teeth Why do Children have Spaces Between Their Teeth Why do Children Snore Sealants and Fluoride Dental Sealants Fluoride

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...

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
...Besides teeth cleanings and checkups for decay, your dentist has a number of measures like sealants or topical fluoride to protect at-risk teeth from disease...

The 3 Top Ingredients That Make Your Toothpaste a Super Plaque Buster
...Fluoride...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...When the first teeth appear, brush them with a tiny dab of fluoride on a soft-bristled toothbrush...

If You're Older, be on the Lookout for Root Cavities
...Your dentist can also recommend or prescribe preventive rinses, or apply fluoride to at-risk tooth surfaces to strengthen them...

Fluoridated Drinking Water Helps Curb Tooth Decay Safely
...No—the CDC is referring to the addition of fluoride to drinking water to prevent tooth decay...

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
...But be sure the electric brush is set to a moderate power level, and don't let its vibrations cause the back of the brush to hit the braces! You should brush with a fluoride toothpaste at least two times per day (preferably after meals), for at least two minutes each time...

Orthodontics & Dental Hygiene
...The office staff will review proper brushing and flossing techniques with you when your braces are put on — but if you ever have questions, don't hesitate to ask! Depending on your situation, an in-office or at-home supplemental fluoride treatment may be recommended to boost your cavity resistance...

How To Brush
... Besides removing plaque, the fluoride in toothpaste strengthens tooth enamel and makes teeth more decay-resistant...

Interdental Cleaning Devices
...Yet proper cleaning of the interdental areas (the small spaces between teeth) is crucial — and here's why: Consistent brushing with fluoride toothpaste has been proven effective at removing dental plaque from the tooth's surfaces and making them more resistant to decay...

Mouthrinses
... To help prevent tooth decay, anti-cariogenic mouthrinses use an ingredient you're probably already familiar with: fluoride...

Oral Hygiene for Kids
... Brush your baby's first teeth gently with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush, using just a thin smear of fluoride toothpaste, at least once a day at bedtime...

Tips to Prevent Cavities
...Brush your teeth at least twice each day, using a toothpaste that contains fluoride — a mineral that can become part of your tooth enamel and actually repair tiny cavities that are starting to form...

Toothpaste
... Fluoride, the vital tooth-protective ingredient in toothpaste...

Fillings
... Glass Ionomer — Made of acrylic and glass powders, these inexpensive, translucent fillings have the advantages of blending in pretty well with natural tooth color and releasing small amounts of fluoride to help prevent decay...

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...

Age One Dental Visit
...If any treatments (such as fluoride) are needed, a full explanation will be given...

Fluoride & Your Child
Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral, is essential for proper tooth development and the prevention of tooth decay...

Pregnancy & Your Child's Developing Teeth
...Fluoride supplementation at this time is not recommended either, as there are too many unanswered questions about its use during pregnancy...

Sealants
...Fluoride, which is found in toothpaste and some drinking water — and in treatments provided at the dental office — can strengthen enamel, but, again, it's hard to get fluoride into those pits and fissures on a regular basis...

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

Dry Mouth
...Brush at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste; this will remove bacterial plaque and add minerals to strengthen your teeth...

Eating Disorders & Oral Health
...Sometimes a sodium fluoride mouthrinse is recommended to strengthen the enamel and reduce its loss...

Fluoride
Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally present to some degree in both fresh and salt water sources...

Nutrition & Oral Health
...Learn new important facts about sugars — the good and the bad; fluorides; tooth erosion by acids; and more...

Preventive Dentistry
... Fluoride...

Laser Decay Diagnosis
...It's probably due in part to improved oral hygiene, and, ironically, the increased use of fluoride in toothpaste and in tap water...

Tooth Sensitivity
...Always use a toothpaste containing fluoride, as this ingredient is proven to increase the strength of tooth enamel, which helps resist erosion...

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
... Make sure you're getting the proper amount of fluoride...

Pediatric Dentistry
...They include: Topical FluorideFluoride incorporates into the enamel of teeth, making it harder and more resistant to decay...

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