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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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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...

A Healthy Diet is Your Best Source for Vitamins and Minerals
...Another mineral, fluoride, helps fortify enamel, which can deter tooth decay...

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...

Less is Better: the 21st Century Approach to Tooth Decay Treatment
... We can also limit tooth decay damage by boosting enamel strength with fluoride applications and sealants or reducing decay-causing bacteria with anti-bacterial rinses...

Limit Sugar in Your Diet for Better Oral and General Health
Even after decades emphasizing oral hygiene and supplemental fluoride to fight dental disease, we’re now seeing an increase in tooth decay, especially among children...

Keep an Eye on Your Family's Fluoride Intake
Fluoride is a critical weapon in the war against tooth decay...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...When the first teeth appear, brush them with a tiny dab of fluoride on a soft-bristled toothbrush...

Oral Health Concerns for Preteens
... For optimal oral health through all stages of life, make sure your preteen keeps up with professional teeth cleanings and exams, and talk with us about whether fluoride treatments or sealants may be appropriate for your child...

No Matter When the New Decade Begins, Be Sure You're Partnered With Us for Your Dental Care
...Part of this risk-lowering plan will be identifying recommended prevention measures like enhanced fluoride applications or areas that need correction or treatment...

4 Supposed Health Dangers in Dental Care That Aren't Dangerous
...Fluoride contributes to disease...

Moderate Fluoride Use Packs the Biggest Punch for Decay Prevention
In the battle against tooth decay, fluoride is an important weapon...

Glossary
... back to top F Fluoride - Fluoride is often called nature’s cavity fighter and for good reason...

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...

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...

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

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