Patient Education

It is our goal to keep your mouth healthy, your teeth fully functional, and your smile bright — and we are proud of all the services we offer to do exactly that. At the same time, we want you to understand all that modern dentistry in general has to offer you. To that end, we have assembled a first-rate dental library in which you can find a wealth of information on various dental topics, including:

Cosmetic and General Dentistry

Cosmetic & General Dentistry

From a thorough professional cleaning to a full smile makeover, there is an amazing array of services that cosmetic and general dentists offer to make sure your teeth stay healthy, function well and look great. If your smile is not all you want it to be, this is the place to start. Read more about Cosmetic & General Dentistry.

Emergency Dental Care

Emergency Dental Care

When you have a dental emergency — whether it's caused by a sudden accident or chronic disease — your teeth and/or the tissues of the mouth that surround them need to receive proper care right away. It's also important to be aware, before you're actually in the situation, of what you can do to ensure the best outcome. Read more about Emergency Dental Care.

Endodontics

Endodontics

This is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the inside of the tooth — specifically the root canals and sensitive, inner pulp (nerve) tissue. When this tissue becomes inflamed or infected, a root canal procedure may become necessary. But contrary to the popular myth, a root canal doesn't cause pain, it relives it. Read more about Endodontics.

Implant Dentistry

Implant Dentistry

If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer the comfort and security of a permanent replacement that looks and functions just like your natural teeth. Dental implants also help preserve the tooth-supporting bone in your jaw that naturally deteriorates when even one tooth is lost. Read more about Implant Dentistry.

Oral Health

Oral Health

Oral health is an essential component of general health and well-being. Good oral health means a mouth that's free of disease; a bite that functions well enough for you to eat without pain and get ample nutrition; and a smile that lets you express your happiest emotions with confidence. Read more about Oral Health.

Oral Hygiene

Oral Hygiene

A major goal of modern dentistry is to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. By following a conscientious program of oral hygiene at home, and coming to the dental office for routine cleanings and exams, you have the best chance of making this goal a reality. Read more about Oral Hygiene.

Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery

The word “surgery” often brings to mind a stay in the hospital, general anesthesia, and perhaps a lengthy recovery period. However, the experience of having oral surgery is usually very different from that. Some common oral surgery procedures include: tooth extractions, dental implant placement, and biopsies of suspicious oral lesions. Read more about Oral Surgery.

Orthodontics

Orthodontics

Adults and kids alike can benefit from the boost in self-confidence that comes from having a great-looking smile with beautifully aligned teeth. Orthodontic treatment can even improve chewing, speaking and oral hygiene in certain cases. And with today's virtually invisible orthodontic appliances, it's possible to keep your treatment a private matter… until your new smile is unveiled, of course! Read more about Orthodontics.

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

It's never too early to get your child started on the path toward a lifetime of good oral health, and there are many services to do exactly that. Monitoring your child's dental growth and development, and preventing and intercepting dental diseases along the way, is the primary focus of pediatric dentistry. Read more about Pediatric Dentistry.

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy

If you want to keep your teeth for life — a completely reasonable goal in this day and age — you need to make sure the tissues that surround them are also healthy. Should gum problems arise, you may need periodontal therapy to restore diseased tissues to health. Read more about Periodontal Therapy.

Technology

Technology

In the field of dentistry, new technology is constantly changing the way diseases are diagnosed, routine procedures are performed, and illnesses are prevented. Although they may seem unfamiliar at first, new and improved dental technologies offer plenty of real benefits for patients. Read more about Technology.

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

Patient Education
... Oral Hygiene A major goal of modern dentistry is to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime...

Get Your Vitamins the Natural Way for Optimum Dental Health
Along with daily oral hygiene and regular dental visits, a balanced and nutritious diet is another key part of great oral health...

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...

10 Tips to Tame Bad Breath
...Step up your oral hygiene routine...

What Are Dental Veneers?
...Continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including flossing, brushing, and rinsing with a mouthwash as you normally would...

Stop Gum Disease Before it Gets Started with Daily Oral Hygiene
...But there’s a better way: preventing gum disease before it begins through daily oral hygiene...

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...

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...

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...

Don't Let Smoking Increase Your Chances of Implant Failure
...And you should pay close attention to your daily oral hygiene — brushing and flossing at least once — and regular, semi-annual dental visits for cleanings and checkups...

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...

Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants
...However, careful oral hygiene habits and a smoke-free lifestyle are critical to healthy implant sites and long-term retention...

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...

Share These Timely Dental Care Tips With Your College-Bound Son or Daughter
...Daily oral hygiene keeps plaque, a thin bacterial film on teeth most responsible for dental disease, from accumulating...

Improve Your Brushing and Flossing Techniques for a Healthier Mouth
...Daily oral hygiene—good, old-fashioned brushing and flossing, just like your mom made you do...

A Healthy Diet is Your Best Source for Vitamins and Minerals
...And while you can take in fluoride from toothpaste or other oral hygiene products, you'll also find it in seafood and tea...

Saliva Performs Many Functions for Both Oral and General Health
While oral hygiene, a nutritious diet and regular dental visits are all crucial to long-term oral health, these efforts complement what your body already does to keep your mouth healthy...

See Your Dentist if You Have one of these Top 3 Oral Problems
...You can improve your dental health through daily oral hygiene and regular dental treatment...

Practice the Dental Care Basics to Ensure a Healthy Smile
... This isn’t to pick on millennials, but to point out that good oral hygiene naturally leads to good oral health, regardless of age, gender or ethnicity...

4 Things You Can Do to Avoid Damage From Gum Recession
...Practice daily oral hygiene...

Whatever Your Vacation Plans This Year, Don't Forget Teeth and Gum Care
...To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Daily Oral Hygiene” and “The Bitter Truth About Sugar...

Developing A Good Oral Care Routine
A healthy smile depends on good oral hygiene routine and regular dental care...

FAQ: Dental Care During Pregnancy
... A: It’s not uncommon, but it does indicate that you need to pay careful attention to your oral hygiene at this time...

How to Protect Dental Health in the Later Years of Life
...Make accommodations for oral hygiene...

The Howie Mandel Effect: Avoid Dental Disease Through Daily Brushing and Flossing
...To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Daily Oral Hygiene: Easy Habits for Maintaining Oral Health” and “10 Tips for Daily Oral Care at Home...

A Word to Young Adults: Brushing and Flossing are Key to a Healthy Mouth
...This decline in oral hygiene practices among millennials has had an unsurprisingly negative effect...

Use Appropriate Hygiene Products for Maximum Smile Protection
...If you would like more information on best oral hygiene practices, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

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...

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...