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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 contact us.

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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...

The Details About Your Tooth Sensitivity Pain can tell you a Lot About the Cause
...Fluoride toothpaste has also been shown to reduce this kind of sensitivity...

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...

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...

A Child's Teeth Grinding is Normal - But You Should Still Keep an Eye on it
...To avoid these problems, it's best to keep your child's teeth as healthy as possible by practicing daily brushing and flossing, and regularly seeing a dentist for cleanings, treatments and preventive measures like topical fluoride or sealants...

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...

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...

Beat Dental Plaque While Wearing Braces with These Tools and Tips
...And braces wearers can get a prevention boost with topical fluoride applications or antibacterial mouth rinses to reduce disease-causing bacteria...

Tooth Sensitivity Could Be a Sign of Deeper Problems
...To address enamel erosion, your dentist may be able to protect and strengthen your teeth with sealants and topical fluoride...

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

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...

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...

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

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