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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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Giuliana Rancic Prepares for Her Son's First Dental Visit
...Plus, you can learn the best techniques for effectively cleaning baby's mouth and maintaining peak oral hygiene...

Loose Teeth - A Sign of Trouble That Requires Quick Action
...The infection is caused by bacterial plaque that sits on your teeth in the absence of effective oral hygiene...

Know the Causes and Treatments for Chronic Dry Mouth
... It's also important that you maintain a good oral hygiene regimen and regular dental checkups and cleanings...

Iron Chef Cat Cora: Protecting Your Children's Teeth Starts Early
...This includes monitoring the food they eat and their oral hygiene habits...

Good Oral Hygiene Made All the Difference for Ballroom Dance Star Cheryl Burke
Growing up with a dentist stepdad, Cheryl Burke of Dancing with the Stars heard a lot over the years about the importance of good oral hygiene — in particular, the benefits of using dental floss...

Five Facts about Gum Disease
... Good personal oral hygiene, carried out on a daily basis, is probably the best defense against many forms of periodontal disease...

Proper Oral Hygiene is Just as Important for Implants as it is for Natural Teeth
... As a result, patients with implants need to establish a conscientious habit of effective oral hygiene...

Christie Brinkley's All-American Smile
... Brinkley attributes her famous smile to a combination of good genetics (she inherited her mother's “beautiful straight teeth”), combined with the intelligence to practice good oral hygiene and have regular dental appointments...

Reality Star Kept His Eyes on the Prize: New Teeth!
...But with regular dental exams and good oral hygiene on your part, bridgework can last many years...

How To Improve Your Smile in Aiea
...Unlike traditional braces, the convenience of being able to remove them is also an advantage as you have the freedom to eat what you want and continue oral hygiene as normal...

John Stamos, Britney Spears, and How to Relax During Dental Treatment
...On the hit television show Glee, Stamos played a dentist who made sure the glee club members cleaned up their act when it came to oral hygiene — though perhaps he used a bit too much anesthesia to achieve this admirable goal...

Technique Just as Important With Powered Toothbrushes as With Manual
... In all actuality, the most important aspect about toothbrushes in effective oral hygiene isn’t the brush, but how it’s used — or as we might say, “it’s not the brush so much as the hand that holds it...

What Type of Toothbrush Should I be Using?
Get the most out of your oral hygiene by choosing the ideal toothbrush...

Olivia Newton-John Learned Healthy Oral Habits From Mom
... The point of a good daily oral hygiene routine is to remove the film of bacteria that collects daily along the gum line, and in the nooks and crannies of teeth...

Issues to Consider Before Dental Implants
...It’s also important to maintain effective oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings and checkups for optimum implant health...

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...

Keep an Eye on your Gums to Catch Disease Early
... While renewed daily oral hygiene is important for stopping gum disease, you may also need professional care to bring it under control...

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...

Improve Your Brushing and Flossing Habit with These Tips
... If you would like more information on brushing, flossing and other aspects of oral hygiene, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Gaining a New Attractive Smile is More than Achievable
... In a way, cosmetic dentistry begins with you and oral hygiene...

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...

That Small Mouth Sore is Likely Nothing - but Still Have it Checked
...Just keep up with the basics — good oral hygiene and regular checkups — to ensure you have the most optimum oral health possible...

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...

How to Keep Tooth Wearing to a Minimum as you Age
... Finally, it's important that you take care of your teeth through daily oral hygiene, regular office cleanings and checkups, and a nutritious diet for maintaining strong bones and teeth...

Fillings
...And remember, tooth decay is a very preventable disease; with good oral hygiene and professional care, you can make your most recent cavity your last! Related Articles The Natural Beauty of Tooth-Colored Fillings The public's demand for aesthetic tooth-colored (metal free) restorations (fillings) together with the dental profession's desire to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible, has led to the development of special “adhesive” tooth-colored restorations...

Proper Cleaning Techniques can Help you Control Chronic Bad Breath
...Our approach then is effective oral hygiene and perhaps a few cleanings — the basics every person should practice for good oral health — along with a few extra measures specific to chronic halitosis...

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...

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...

Professional Cleanings Help you Maintain Healthy Teeth and Gums
Every good oral hygiene regimen has two parts — the part you do (brushing and flossing) and the part we do (professional cleanings and checkups)...

5 Tips to Keeping a Healthy Mouth During Your College Years
... Keep up your oral hygiene care...

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

Are You Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits?
...Practice good oral hygiene! Aiea, HI, dentist Dr...

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...

A 4-Step Process for Achieving Your Highest Oral Health Possible
You know the basics for a healthy mouth: daily oral hygiene and regular dental checkups...

Know Your Toothpaste: How to Simplify Your Purchasing Decision
... If you would like more information on oral hygiene products, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

New Year's Resolutions for Better Oral Health
...Plus, it’s a great opportunity to review your at-home oral hygiene...

How Effective is Your Oral Hygiene? Find Out with a Plaque Disclosing Agent
... If you would like more information on proper oral hygiene habits, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

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...

Proper Brushing and Flossing Removes Disease-Causing Plaque
... If you would like more information on best oral hygiene practices, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

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...

The Basics of Good Oral Hygiene
...Keep good oral hygiene habits, says your dentist in Aiea, HI, Dr...

Artificial Sweeteners Could Help You Reduce the Risk of Dental Disease
...Reducing sugar consumption, couple with daily oral hygiene and regular dental visits, will certainly lower your risk of costly dental problems...

3 Areas to Watch to Avoid Excessive Tooth Wear
...But the good news is they’re largely preventable through proper oral hygiene practices to remove bacterial plaque, the main trigger for these diseases...

A New School Year, A New Beginning
...A routine office visit is a great opportunity to “brush up” on proper techniques for tooth brushing and flossing, and to ask any questions you may have about oral hygiene...

Stay Ahead of Plaque Buildup with Effective Brushing and Flossing
...That’s because we know the primary cause for both of them—dental plaque, a thin film of bacteria and food particles that can build up on tooth surfaces usually as a result of poor oral hygiene...

Limiting Refined Sugar in Your Diet can Reduce Risk of Tooth Decay
... Last but not least, practice good oral hygiene with daily brushing and flossing, along with regular office cleanings and checkups...

How Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Gets Her Kids to Floss
...Here are some other oral hygiene tips you can try at home: Brush to the music — Plenty of pop songs are about two minutes long… and that's the length of time you should brush your teeth...

Reducing Tooth Sensitivity will Depend on the Cause
...Acid is a byproduct of bacteria which live in dental plaque, a thin film of food particles that builds up on teeth due to poor oral hygiene...

Chronic Dry Mouth Could be Increasing Your Risk of Dental Disease
...In addition to these tips, be sure to also keep up your regular dental visits and maintain a daily schedule of oral hygiene to prevent dental disease...

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...