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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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...That’s why during the exam we look to identify the following: The child’s diet and offer appropriate nutritional counseling Oral hygiene Dental growth and development to identify the possible need for orthodontics Oral cancer and other pathologies Evaluation of existing fillings and other dental treatments Cavities Gingivitis and gum disease Back to Top Teeth Cleaning & Fluoride Treatment At the initial visit, and subsequent wellness visits, your child will receive a thorough cleaning of his/her teeth with our special instruments and toothpastes...

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...

Cosmetic Gum Surgery Can Help Restore Lost Tissues Around Teeth
...This aggressive infection arises from bacteria in dental plaque, a thin film that builds up on tooth surfaces due to inadequate oral hygiene...

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

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...

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...

Sealants Provide a Little Extra Protection for Children at High Risk for Decay
... Your focus, of course, should be on preventing decay through good oral hygiene practices, a healthy diet low in foods with added sugar and regular office visits for cleaning and checkups...

Practice Proactive Prevention to Enhance Your Child's Dental Development
...You receive regular feedback on how well your child's teeth and gums are developing, and the effectiveness of their oral hygiene...

Fast Food Chains Take One Small Step for Kids' Teeth
... What else can you do to help keep your child’s oral hygiene in tip-top shape...

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

Although a Challenge, Chronically Ill Children Need Tooth Decay Prevention
...Chronically ill children are often at higher risk for tooth decay, most commonly due to challenges in practicing effective oral hygiene...

Kids, Cats and Canines: Dental Development Through the Ages
...So be sure proper attention is paid to your child’s oral hygiene: That means avoiding sugar, and remembering to brush and floss every day...

Oral Health Concerns for Preteens
... A combination of hormones, lifestyle changes and poor oral hygiene habits raises the risk of oral health problems among adolescents...

Take Steps to Treat Chronic Mouth Breathing as Early as Possible
Many things can affect your child’s future dental health: oral hygiene, diet, or habits like thumb sucking or teeth grinding...

Bad Breath in Children
...If your child has persistent bad breath, it may be for one of the following reasons: POOR ORAL HYGIENE HABITS...

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...

Some Birth Control Drugs Could Increase Risk of Gum Disease
... Gum disease is a bacterial infection caused by plaque, food debris that builds up on tooth and gum surfaces due to poor oral hygiene...

Instill Good Dental Habits in Your Child as Early as Possible
...Practice and teach daily oral hygiene...

Dental Care of Prime Importance for Children with Special Health Needs
...Besides the treatment focus, children with special healthcare needs may have physical, mental or behavioral limitations that can make it difficult to keep up with oral hygiene and care...

3 Surprising Sugar Sources Your Baby Might be Consuming
...Besides daily oral hygiene and regular dental visits, the most important thing you can do is deprive bacteria in your baby’s mouth of sugar through limiting their consumption of it...

Good Oral Hygiene Isn't Just for Teeth
In October, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association sponsors National Dental Hygiene Month to remind everyone that having good oral health is directly related to practicing good oral hygiene at home...

Take These Steps to Prevent Early Decay in Your Baby's First Teeth
...You should, for example, begin oral hygiene even before teeth come in by wiping their gums with a clean, damp cloth after feeding...

Keep up Regular Dental Care While You're Pregnant
...Be sure you’re practicing good oral hygiene habits like daily brushing and flossing...

4 Things You Should be Doing Now for Your Baby's Long-Term Dental Health
...Start oral hygiene now...

FAQs About Pediatric Dentistry
... Yes, it’s important to start a daily oral hygiene routine as soon as the first baby tooth appears — usually sometime between six and nine months of age...

Know What to Expect During Your Child's 'Baby' Teeth Phase
...Preventing tooth decay with daily oral hygiene and regular office visits and cleanings (with possible sealant protection) is a priority...

Take These Measures to Lower Your Child's Tooth Decay Risk
...That’s why you should begin oral hygiene as soon as you notice their first teeth...

A Partnership With the Dentist Will Help Your Child's Teeth Develop Normally
... For you that means first and foremost keeping up your child’s regular oral hygiene practice...

Help 'De-Stress' Your Child's Dental Visits with these Tips
...So be sure you practice what you preach: daily oral hygiene, a dental-friendly diet and, of course, your own regular visits to the dentist...

4 Things to Avoid if You Want to Support Your Child's Dental Development
...Neglect daily oral hygiene...

Children with Chronic Health Conditions may Need Extra Dental Care
... Ineffective oral hygiene...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
...If your bad breath persists even after good oral hygiene, there are special products your dentist may prescribe, including Zytex, which is a combination of zinc chloride, thymol and eucalyptus oil that neutralizes the sulfur compounds and kills the bacteria that causes them...

Canker/Cold Sores
...A healthy diet and good oral hygiene are usually the best remedy, but some special rinses and anesthetics can help...

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

Diabetes
... As with any condition, good oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing and rinsing, as well as the proper diabetic diet, will go a long way in preventing needless problems...

Dry Mouth
...Of course, there is no substitute for regular checkups and good oral hygiene...

Oral Cancer
...Maintaining good oral hygiene, and regular dental checkups, are highly recommended...

What is Tooth Decay?
... Simple Preventative Measures The two best defenses against tooth decay and gum disease are a healthy, well-balanced diet and good oral hygiene, including daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Seniors and Oral Health
... In fact, there's usually no reason for you NOT to keep your teeth your entire life, providing you maintain a healthy balanced diet and practice good oral hygiene...

Braces (Orthodontia)
... Daily oral hygiene such as brushing, flossing and rinsing are a necessity...

Flap Surgery
... A pocket reduction procedure is recommended if daily at-home oral hygiene and a professional care routine cannot effectively reach these deep pockets...

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

The Preventive Program
...At the initial visit oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits...

Medication and Heart Disease
...That’s why it’s critical to practice good oral hygiene to keep infections at bay—this includes a daily regimen of brushing, flossing and rinsing...