Online Dental Education Library

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. We truly believe that it is better to prevent an issue than react. 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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Bleeding Gums may be a Warning Sign of Gum Disease
...The second prong is instituting proper oral hygiene: daily brushing and flossing (using proper techniques we can teach you) and semi-annual professional cleanings in our office to remove any plaque or calculus not removed with brushing...

Keep an Eye on Your Oral Health While Taking Blood Pressure Medications
...This abnormal growth can be painful and uncomfortable, and can make oral hygiene more difficult to perform...

Keep an Eye on Your Child's Primary Tooth Loss
...Regular checkups along with good oral hygiene practices will help ensure that the transition from primary to permanent teeth goes just as nature intended...

North Carolina Surpasses the Healthy People 2020 Oral Health Objective!
...    You need to have a second opinion on your oral hygiene, just to make sure everything is going well...

An Oral Irrigator is an Effective Alternative to Flossing
...The success of this strategy depends largely on effective oral hygiene with three essential elements: daily brushing, daily flossing, and semi-annual checkups with professional cleaning...

Removing Bacterial Plaque is Critical to Halting Advancing Gum Disease
... Plaque is a thin film of bacteria and food particles that build up on tooth surfaces due to inadequate 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...

Kristin Cavallari and the Mystery of the Bathroom Sink
...A change in the environment inside the mouth — like inadequate oral hygiene, to use one example — can cause the harmful types to flourish...

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

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...

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...

3 Ways Your Dental Hygienist Improves Your Oral Health
... Helping you improve your oral hygiene...

Take These Measures to Lower Your Child's Tooth Decay Risk
...That’s why you should begin oral hygiene as soon as you notice their first teeth...

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

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...

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...

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...

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

Don't Neglect Your Flossing
...Flossing should be a vital part of your oral hygiene routine to keep your smile healthy...

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...

Periodontal Surgery Allows us to Access Deep Surfaces for Plaque Removal
... Plaque builds up on tooth surfaces due to inadequate 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...

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...

FAQs About Pediatric Dentistry
... Yes, it’s important to start a daily oral hygiene routine as soon as the first baby tooth appears — usually sometime between six and nine months of age...

Treating Gum Disease may Require Invasive Procedures
...Without proper oral hygiene plaque builds up with large populations of bacteria that can trigger an infection...

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...

3 Situations for Seeing a Periodontist
...This could be the case with periodontal (gum) disease, a bacterial infection triggered by a thin biofilm on tooth surfaces called dental plaque that isn’t adequately removed through daily oral hygiene practices...

See How Well You're Removing Daily Plaque with a Plaque Disclosing Agent
...If you would like more information on learning how effective your oral hygiene really is, 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...

Importance of Good Oral Hygiene Habits
Like eating a healthy diet and exercising on a regular basis, practicing good oral hygiene is the key to maintaining healthy teeth and gums and avoiding common oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease...

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

Here's How to Care for 3 Common Dental Restorations
...To prevent this, practice a daily regimen of oral hygiene to clean away bacterial plaque—and reduce sugar in your diet, a prime food source for bacteria...

Primary Teeth are Critical to Future Dental Health and Worth Preserving
...We can help primary teeth last for their intended lifespan by preventing tooth decay with daily oral hygiene or clinically-applied sealants and topical fluoride...

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...

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