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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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Answers to Expectant Mothers' Frequent Questions
... Should I take prenatal fluoride supplements...

3 Common Sources of Fluoride You Might Not Know About
...He soon found the cause: naturally occurring fluoride in their drinking water...

5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Risk for Tooth Decay
... Do I use fluoride toothpaste...

Less is Better: the 21st Century Approach to Tooth Decay Treatment
... We can also limit tooth decay damage by boosting enamel strength with fluoride applications and sealants or reducing decay-causing bacteria with anti-bacterial rinses...

3 Fluoride Sources You Should Monitor for Your Family's Dental Health
Fluoride is an important weapon in the fight against tooth decay...

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...

To Fight Tooth Decay Reduce "BAD" factors, Promote "SAFE" Ones
...We also want to promote SAFE factors that enhance tooth health and strength: Sealants, especially for children, that shield tooth surfaces from decay; Antimicrobial rinses that target and rid the mouth of acid-producing bacteria and give healthy bacteria room to develop; Fluoride, a proven enamel-strengthening chemical available in dental products, many drinking water systems and as a topical application in dental offices; and an Effective diet that’s rich in nutrients and low in sugar and acid as already mentioned...

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...

Getting the Full Picture of Your Decay Risk Leads to Better Prevention Strategies
...If enamel strength is a problem we can topically apply fluoride; we can also reduce chronic bacterial levels with prescription rinses...

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...

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...

Keeping Fluoride to Just the Right Amount Protects Your Family's Smiles
Since the 1950s fluoride has played an important role in the fight against tooth decay as an additive to hygiene products and many public water supplies...