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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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Oral Health Concerns for Preteens
... To help your preteen stay on top of their oral health, keep healthy snacks at home for your children and their friends and make sure you are well stocked with supplies such as new toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste...

Not Crazy about Flossing? Try a Water Flosser
...And all you really need is a multi-tufted, soft bristle toothbrush, toothpaste, a roll of dental floss—plus a little effort from your hands and fingers...

Keep an Eye on Your Oral Health during Cancer Treatment
...Be sure to brush daily with a soft-bristle brush and fluoride toothpaste...

5 Causes of Bad Breath and What You Can Do About It!
...This includes brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least once a day...

Improve Your Dental Health by Mastering Your Brushing Skills
...And be sure your toothpaste contains fluoride to help strengthen your enamel...

3 Things to Watch Out for to Protect Your Oral Appliance
...Your appliance might resemble natural oral tissue, but it's not—so don't use toothpaste...

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...

Improve Your Brushing and Flossing Techniques for a Healthier Mouth
...Be gentle while you brush and let the toothpaste and brush bristles do the heavy lifting...

3 Surprising Things You Should Be Doing to Improve Your Dental Health
...So, easy does it on the brushing pressure—let the mild abrasives in your toothpaste do the work removing disease-causing dental plaque...

Keep These Top Factors in Mind When Buying Your Next Toothbrush
...Stiffer bristles can damage your gums and lead to recession; on the other hand, coupled with the mild abrasives and detergents in toothpaste, soft bristled-brushes are just as effective in removing plaque...

Addressing Risk Factors: Taking the Fight Against Tooth Decay to a New Level
...It doesn't have to be—brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing, less dietary sugar and regular dental cleanings can lower the risk of this harmful disease...

Are You at Risk for Tooth Decay? Answer These Questions To Find Out
...Many locations add fluoride to drinking water—if your area doesn't or you want to boost your fluoride intake, use toothpastes, mouthrinses or other hygiene products containing fluoride...

Listen to Ellen DeGeneres: Don't Think You Can Get Away Without Flossing!
...Just be aware, most professionals believe that flossing first is better because it loosens up debris between teeth so the bubbles from the toothpaste can carry it away...

Teeth Whitening
... Some commercially available "whitening toothpastes" can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter...