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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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Lumineers
...You should continue visiting your dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups and also continue a good oral hygiene regimen...

Gum Recession and Plastic Surgery
...However, other factors include ineffective oral hygiene, excessive brushing and mal-positioned teeth...

How to Instill Good Oral Health Habits in Children
...When it comes to oral health, you can! Practicing good oral hygiene is actually one of the easier habits to instill...

Eating Disorders Can Cause Problems With the Teeth and Mouth
...Anorexics tend to neglect grooming habits, including daily oral hygiene, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease...

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...

Advanced Periodontal Disease Requires an Aggressive Treatment Strategy
...The inflammation arises from the body's response to bacterial plaque that has collected at the gum line because of poor oral hygiene...

TV's Nate Berkus Discusses Dental Sealants, Fluoride Treatments and Flossing
...” As for his oral hygiene routine today, Berkus says he brushes his teeth at least two times a day, and sometimes three times a day...

Preserving Your Teeth's Enamel Could Preserve Your Teeth
... Following these tips, along with effective oral hygiene, will go a long way in protecting your teeth’s enamel coating — and preserving your teeth in the long run...

Be Extra Vigilant for Signs of Gum Disease During Pregnancy
...The infection typically arises from plaque, a thin film of bacteria and food particles that build up on tooth surfaces every 8-12 hours and not removed due to poor oral hygiene...

Tooth Staining and Discoloration 101 - Options for Brightening Your Smile
... Improve your daily oral hygiene...

A "Silent" Disease Gets Recognition
...Prevention is chiefly a matter of maintaining good oral hygiene...

What Is Gum Recession?
...Here are some of the ways this can happen: Ineffective oral hygiene — inadequate removal of dental bacterial plaque (biofilm) with daily brushing and flossing...

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...

Five Guidelines for Improving Your Youngsters' Oral Health
...Fortunately, it isn't hard to instill good oral hygiene behavior in a young child; for example, most all children are successfully taught to brush their teeth at an early age...

5 Reasons to Consider Clear Orthodontic Aligners
...With clear aligners, you can maintain your usual oral hygiene routine — and also clean the aligners themselves...

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...

Take Steps to Reduce Mouth Acid and Avoid Dental Erosion
...Along with daily oral hygiene, restrict your consumption of acidic foods and beverages to meal times and cut back on between-meal snacks...

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

Baby Your Teeth and Gums During Pregnancy
... Periodontal (gum) disease results from the buildup of bacterial plaque on tooth surfaces in the absence of good oral hygiene...

Dental Implants
...Although implant teeth will never decay, the gum tissues around them can become inflamed or infected in the absence of good oral hygiene...

Invisalign
...Here are some other advantages of the Invisalign system: Improved Oral Hygiene — With an orthodontic appliance that is removable, you will be able to clean your teeth much more easily than if you were wearing metal braces...

Sleeping in Dentures: Don't Do It!
...So promote good health by taking your dentures out at night, and sticking to a good daily oral hygiene routine: Remove and rinse your dentures after every meal...

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...

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...

Certain Factors May Raise Your Risk and the Intensity of Gum Disease
Periodontal (gum) disease is mainly caused by bacterial plaque built up on tooth surfaces due to ineffective oral hygiene...

Developing a Dental Care Strategy Could Save Long-Term Costs
... Practice thorough, daily oral hygiene...

Veneers an Affordable, Low Impact Way to Achieve a More Attractive Smile
... In the right situation, though, veneers can make a huge difference to your smile and last for years, as long as you practice effective oral hygiene and don’t subject them to abnormal biting force (no cracking hard shell nuts with them — they can shatter)...

If You're Considering Braces, Here's How They Work
...These risks can be reduced by closely monitoring dental health during the entire treatment process and through stepped up efforts in daily oral hygiene...

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...

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...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
Is having good oral hygiene important to kissing...

Get a Dental Exam as Soon as Possible if you Suspect Gum Disease
...Plaque buildup most often occurs when a person doesn't practice effective oral hygiene: daily brushing and flossing and professional cleanings at least twice a year...

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

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...

3 Steps to a Better Bite and a More Attractive Smile
...They're easier for oral hygiene and are hardly noticeable to others, but may not work in every bite situation...

Lasers Poised to Transform Current Treatment for Gum Disease
... Gum disease is a bacterial infection triggered by plaque, a thin film of bacteria and food particles caused by inadequate oral hygiene...

Professional Whitening Offers an Effective Way to Restore Your Smile's Luster
... On your supermarket or pharmacy oral hygiene aisle you’ll find dozens of products promising to restore that lost luster, including toothpastes, whitening kits or even chewing gum...

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...

Signs You May Need a Root Canal
...Decay results when the pulpal interior of a tooth becomes infected, sometimes due to poor or inconsistent oral hygiene habits...

How to Help Your Child Develop Good Oral Hygiene Habits
...It’s important for children to form daily oral hygiene habits early, but how do you get little ones to take care of their teeth...

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

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

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...

June Is Men's Health Month
...If your gums bleed or show other signs of disease, we can help you get it under control with instruction for more effective oral hygiene, and/or appropriate treatment...

Tooth Colored Fillings Restore Damaged Teeth
...They'll stay bonded for years -- longer if you have good oral hygiene habits...

Keep Alert for this Extreme Form of Gingivitis
It takes only a few days of inadequate oral hygiene for bacterial plaque to trigger the periodontal (gum) disease gingivitis...

How to Reduce Tooth White Spots While Wearing Braces
...If you would like more information on oral hygiene while wearing braces, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

We'll Help You Maintain Your Oral Health After Gum Disease
...But now you must face a hard reality: because you’ve had gum disease you’ll need to be extra vigilant with your oral hygiene to avoid another round with this destructive disease...

Be Alert to the Unintended Consequences of Cancer Treatment to Oral Health
...And be sure to keep up daily oral hygiene and regular dental visits...

Look After Your Teeth During Cancer Treatment to Avoid Dental Disease
...You should also practice daily oral hygiene with brushing and flossing, along with keeping up your regular dental cleanings...

How to Help Your Kids Form Good Oral Hygiene Habits
...Kids who handpick their own oral hygiene supplies may be more likely to embrace the toothbrushing task...

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...

Diabetes and Oral Health: True or False?
...People with diabetes can have a very positive impact on their oral heath, by doing their best to control blood sugar levels with a healthy diet and exercise, and by sticking to an effective daily oral hygiene routine...

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

Keeping Your Smile Healthy Through the Holidays
...Keep up good oral hygiene...

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...

What You Can Do to Support Your Child's Dental Development
...For instance, begin oral hygiene practices before their first teeth come in...

Legal or Not, Marijuana Poses a Health Risk to Your Gums
...Poor oral hygiene is the biggest factor for an increased risk of gum disease; thinner gum tissue (an inherited condition or related to poor tooth position) is another factor, as well as lifestyle habits like tobacco use or excessive alcohol consumption...

Lansing, MI General Dentist
...To avoid dental woes, a patient needs to maintain a strict oral hygiene regiment (recommended by a general dentist) and eat healthy...

Signs You May Have Gingivitis
... You may have gingivitis if you notice: Red and bleeding gum tissue Puffy and swollen gum tissue Painful gums when you chew Chronic bad breath and a sour taste Fortunately, gingivitis is completely reversible if you start an excellent program of oral hygiene...

Decay and White Fillings
...Regular visits to Dr Dyras or Hutcheson, good oral hygiene, and a proactive attitude towards your dental health will help minimize this risk...

Smoking Could Increase Your Gum Disease Risk
...The main cause for gum disease is dental plaque, a bacterial biofilm that accumulates on teeth due to ineffective oral hygiene...

Don't Let Summer Heat Increase Your Risk of Dental Disease
...If you're undergoing cancer treatment, be extra vigilant about your oral hygiene practice and regular dental visits...

Here's What You Can Do to Avoid Gum Disease
... Gum disease most often begins with dental plaque, a thin film of bacteria and food particles that builds up on tooth surfaces mainly from poor oral hygiene...

Having Diabetes Could Increase Your Risk of Gum Disease
...Practice daily oral hygiene...

4 Common Causes for Gum Recession
...If you have thinner tissues, you’ll need to be diligent about oral hygiene and dental visits, and pay close attention to your gum health...

No Matter When the New Decade Begins, Be Sure You're Partnered With Us for Your Dental Care
...Nothing you do personally promotes a healthy mouth more than dedicated oral hygiene...

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

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...

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

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

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

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