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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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How The Biggest Loser Star Jillian Michaels Keeps Her Winning Smile
...She never leaves home without toothpaste, an electric travel toothbrush, and floss as well as some sort of lip gloss...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...“She got to go with me and choose the toothpaste that she wanted,” Nancy recalled...

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...

Treating "Burning Mouth" Depends on What's Triggering it
...Some people react to sodium lauryl sulfate, a foaming agent found in many types of toothpaste, along with whitening substances or flavorings like cinnamon; denture wearers can become allergic to the plastic materials used to construct the denture...

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...

Start Early with Your Baby's Dental Care
...Once they start eating solid food, you should transition to a soft-bristled brush with just a smear of fluoridated 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...

5 Things you can do to Improve Your Child's Future Dental Health
...Wipe their gums after every feeding with a water-soaked cloth or gauze pad; when teeth appear switch to brushing with just a smear of toothpaste on the end of the brush...

Winter Tooth Tips
...If you experience tooth sensitivity, use toothpaste that is specially formulated for sensitive teeth and breathe through your nose to protect your teeth from extreme cold...

Oral hygiene and Preventive Care
...The American Dental Association (ADA) says to brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and soft brush...

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...

How Our Dentists Accommodate Your Special Needs
... Make sure they brush twice a day with fluoride-containing toothpaste and floss once daily Make sure you take them to the dentist's office for checkups Change their toothbrush when bristles are frayed, and/or after they've recovered from a cold Consultation Dentists specializing in special needs have experience providing patients with the care they need...

4 Common-Sense Tactics to Lower Tooth Decay Risk Between Dental Visits
...In addition, brushing with a fluoride toothpaste can also help strengthen tooth enamel against acid attacks...

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...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...If motivation is an issue, encourage your kids by letting them pick out a special brush, toothpaste or floss...

Maintaining The Health of your Smile when You're Older
...Brush your teeth at least twice a day using fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush...

4 Common Causes for Gum Recession
...So, “Easy does it”: Let the gentle, mechanical action of the toothbrush bristles and toothpaste abrasives do the work of plaque removal...

4 Things to Do to Keep Your Child's Dental Development on Track
...When teeth do appear, switch to brushing with just a smear of toothpaste and then add flossing as more teeth come in...

A Topical Fluoride Treatment Could Protect Your Child from Tooth Decay
...Although your child may be receiving fluoride through toothpaste or drinking water, in that form it first passes through the digestive system into the bloodstream and then to the teeth...

Importance of Maintaining Your Oral Health
... Use fluoride toothpaste to harden tooth enamel...

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