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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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Tricare Dental Insurance
Tricare Dental Insurance Home ›Our Services ›Tricare Dental Insurance The TRICARE Dental Program partnered with Metlife offers comprehensive dental coverage which includes:  Diagnostic and preventive services (exams, cleanings, fluorides, sealants, and X-rays) Basic restorative services (fillings, including tooth-colored [white] fillings on back teeth)...

Learn About Living the Life You Love with Designer Nate Berkus
...He thanks his childhood dentist for giving him fluoride treatments and sealants, and for teaching him healthy dental hygiene habits...

TV Designer Nate Berkus Is Thankful for Childhood Preventive Dental Treatments
...“I'm grateful for having been given fluoride treatments and sealants as a child...

Olivia Newton-John Learned Healthy Oral Habits From Mom
...By age 2, a brushing routine should be established using a smear of fluoride toothpaste...

Word Quiz on Oral Hygiene
... Choose the correct meaning for: Oral Hygiene Clean language The practice of keeping your teeth and gums clean A shade of lipstick A type of dental surgery Biofilm A movie about a person’s life, such as “Ray Charles” A new kind of cling wrap An accumulation of bacteria that forms a whitish, sticky film A tooth whitener Dental plaque A type of instrument used to clean teeth Bacteria that accumulate on teeth and gums An award given at the Dental Oscar ceremony Your dentist’s framed diploma Inflammation The body’s response to harmful bacteria A condition in which your gums become red and swollen and bleed easily A cause of gingivitis All of the above Periodontal disease Any disease caused by bacteria Tooth decay Whitish sores on the lips Gum disease caused by dental plaque Disclosants Simple dyes that can stain plaque and make it visible Television reality shows Dental x-rays A section of your annual tax report Gingivitis Any infection in the oral area Tooth decay Inflammation of the gums that can lead to periodontal disease All of the above Dental caries Gum disease A task carried out during your teeth cleaning A technique of orthodontia Tooth decay Fluoride A mineral that has been found to prevent tooth decay The location of a famous dental school A gasoline additive A type of house paint Inter-dental Area Referring to the area between your teeth The area regular proper flossing will keep clean Area that wood points and specially designed brushes can be used to clean All of the above Answers: 1...

Improve Your Brushing and Flossing Habit with These Tips
...But from a hygiene standpoint you should choose one that contains fluoride to strengthen enamel and an anti-tartar agent to inhibit the formation of hardened plaque deposits (calculus)...

Although a Global Problem, Tooth Decay can be Prevented
...The foundation for prevention is fluoride in toothpaste and effective oral hygiene — daily brushing and flossing to removing plaque, a thin film of food remnant on teeth that’s a feeding ground for bacteria, along with regular dental visits for more thorough cleaning and examination...

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...

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...

Fillings
... Glass Ionomer — Made of acrylic and glass powders, these inexpensive, translucent fillings have the advantages of blending in pretty well with natural tooth color and releasing small amounts of fluoride to help prevent 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...

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...

Know Your Toothpaste: How to Simplify Your Purchasing Decision
...The most important is fluoride, a naturally-occurring chemical proven to strengthen enamel against tooth decay...

New Year's Resolutions for Better Oral Health
...Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with toothpaste that contains fluoride, and don’t scrub too harshly!Flossing...

Root Decay in Your Later Years Could Endanger Your Teeth
...We can apply fluoride varnish to strengthen the teeth and provide extra protection against cavities, or prescribe a fluoride rinse for use at home...

How Often Should I Visit My Dentist?
... Receive fluoride treatment may also prevent issues like gum disease and tooth decay...

Proper Brushing and Flossing Removes Disease-Causing Plaque
...Be sure to use a fluoride toothpaste to boost enamel strength and don't apply too much pressure when you brush to avoid damaging your gums...

Your Dental Care Efforts are Just as Important as Your Dentist's
...Effective brushing starts with the right toothbrush—for most people a soft-bristled, multi-tufted brush—and fluoride toothpaste...

Reducing Tooth Sensitivity will Depend on the Cause
... You may also benefit from other measures to reduce sensitivity: applying less pressure when you brush; using hygiene products like toothpastes that block sensations to the dentin tubules or slow nerve action; and receiving additional fluoride to strengthen enamel...

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

Fluorosis
Fluorosis is a condition in which your body has been exposed to too much fluoride...

Sensitive Teeth
... In some cases, desensitizing toothpaste, sealants, desensitizing ionization and filling materials including fluoride, and decreasing the intake of acid-containing foods can alleviate some of the pain associated with sensitive teeth...

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...

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...

Fluoride Facts
For decades, fluoride has been held in high regard by the dental community as an important mineral that is absorbed into and strengthens tooth enamel, thereby helping to prevent decay of tooth structures...

Mouth Rinses
... In general, therapeutic rinses with fluoride have been shown to actually fight cavities, plaque and gingivitis...

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

Nutrition and Your Teeth
...Fluoride supplements may be helpful if you live in a community without fluoridated water, but consult with our office first...

Introduction
...Does fluoride, in spite of everything we've been told since childhood, actually cause more harm than good...

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...

Fillings
...Glass ionomers can release a small amount of fluoride that help patients who are at high risk for decay...

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