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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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What Won't Florence Henderson Leave Home Without?
...” Henderson clearly understands the importance of good oral hygiene — and she's still got her own teeth to back it up! In fact, flossing is the best method for removing plaque from between the teeth, especially in the areas where a brush won't reach...

TV Anchor Nancy O'Dell Discusses Pregnancy and Oral Health
... It's especially important to maintain good oral hygiene during pregnancy with routine brushing and flossing, and regular professional cleanings...

What Is A Baby Tooth Worth?
...) But if you’ve been keeping up with parenting news lately, you may have come across an even more jaw-dropping fact: According to a survey by the Sunstar group, a maker of oral hygiene products, when the tooth fairy makes a pickup in New York City, she (or her parental surrogate) leaves an average of $13...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...” Seems like this savvy mom is on to something! Just because good oral hygiene is a must for your child’s health and dental development, that doesn’t mean it has to feel like a chore...

Tom Hanks' Abscessed Tooth Gets Cast Away
...But if you do have a tooth that can’t be saved, we promise we won’t remove it with an ice skate! The best way to prevent an abscess from forming in the first place is to practice conscientious oral hygiene...

Teeth Whitening: Know Your Options
There are many reasons why teeth may need a whitening treatment to achieve an appealing brightness: what we eat and drink, natural aging, genetics, and the lack of dedication to oral hygiene can all play a role in how we look...

4 Tips for Instilling Good Family Hygiene Habits
... Here are 4 tips for encouraging your child to develop effective oral hygiene habits...

The Perils of a Loose Permanent Tooth - and What to do About it
...Bacterial plaque built up on teeth from poor oral hygiene causes a chronic infection that eventually weakens gum attachment to the teeth...

Beyond Brushing and Flossing: Consider Other Risk Factors for Tooth Decay
...It arises mainly from oral bacteria, which proliferates in the absence of effective oral hygiene...

Inlays and Onlays are they right for me?
...Advances in cosmetic dentistry have made it possible to fix one or many cavities with tooth colored fillings that can fool everyone into thinking that you and your family have the healthiest teeth and oral hygiene habits in town! While it is possible to have older silver fillings replaced for cosmetic reasons, it may not be practical or necessary for every person...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...taken-by=beyonce We’re happy that this clip highlights the importance of helping kids get an early start on good oral hygiene...

Dwight Howard: A Bright NBA Star With a Smile to Match
... Effective Oral Hygiene: Keeping your teeth clean is more important than ever, but also more challenging than ever...

Regular Examinations Aren't Just About Cleaning Teeth
...Sikka take the time to teach about oral hygiene habits, the mainstay of good dental health...

Advancing Gum Disease Requires Thorough Treatment to Control it
...Neglecting oral hygiene allows bacterial plaque to build up on tooth surfaces, which can give rise to aggressive gum infections known collectively as periodontal (gum) disease...

To Prevent Tooth Decay, Practice Effective Brushing and Flossing
... If you would like more information on proper oral hygiene, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
... Finally, maintaining excellent oral hygiene is a great way to avoid bad breath...

Why You Should Floss Daily
...Mona Chattha, recommend daily flossing as one part of a regular oral hygiene routine...

Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
... Even if you are meticulous about your daily oral hygiene routine at home, there are plenty of reasons for regular checkups...

Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits
...Find out more about keeping good oral hygiene habits and how they can benefit you with Sikka Dental in San Jose, CA...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...It doesn't matter if you do it in your own home, or on the sidelines of an NFL game… as long as you do it! If you would like more information about flossing and oral hygiene, contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

5 Things you can do to Improve Your Child's Future Dental Health
... Begin oral hygiene habits early...

Tackling Dental Plaque
...But even though you can remove much of the plaque in your mouth with a toothbrush and dental floss, there are nooks and crannies that are hard to access with these basic oral hygiene tools...

New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep
...Get Into the Oral Hygiene HabitGot a minute...

See How Well You're Removing Daily Plaque with a Plaque Disclosing Agent
...If you would like more information on learning how effective your oral hygiene really is, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Oral hygiene and Preventive Care
Oral hygiene and in-office preventive care go together to foster great dental health...

5 Causes of Bad Breath and What You Can Do About It!
...Poor oral hygiene...

Senior Care Dentist
...Seniors are more likely to face certain oral health issues and it’s important that they have a dentist like ours who can address and prevent these issues whenever possible while also providing you with tips and advice for good oral hygiene specifically tailored for seniors...

3 Age-Related Dental Problems and what you can do About Them
...This and proper daily oral hygiene and regular dental care can keep your teeth looking younger even in your later years...

What You Should do About This Bizarre Drug Side Effect
...Smoking and poor oral hygiene also seem to contribute to this growth imbalance...

Here's How to Care for 3 Common Dental Restorations
...To prevent this, practice a daily regimen of oral hygiene to clean away bacterial plaque—and reduce sugar in your diet, a prime food source for bacteria...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
...That's why we're so pleased to see some NFL QB's setting great examples of… wait for it… excellent oral hygiene...

Implants
...In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene...