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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. 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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... Bonding Cosmetic Contouring Crowns and Bridge Restorations Composite Fillings(Tooth Colored) Implants Restorations Veneers Whitening Teeth Cleaning Deep Cleaning Comprehensive Oral Exam Diagnostic Impressions Consultation and Treatment Planning Vitality Test Cracked Tooth Test Emergency Exams Pediatric / Childrens Dentistry Intraoral Imaging Protective Sealants Root Canal Therapy Extractions Scaling and Root Planing Dentures Cosmetic Dentistry Gum Disease Diagnoses Fluoride Treatment Prophylxis Oral Hygiene Maintenance Partial Dentures Bite Guards Amalgam Fillings Partial Repairs Denture Repairs Digital X-Rays Safety Precautions                                                                                                                                                                                                                We follow standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA),the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC)...

Keep Tooth Decay Away
...These likely places for bacteria to congregate can be the most difficult to reach with a toothbrush, but invisible sealants can be applied to prevent bacteria from reaching those areas...

Protecting Children's Teeth From Decay With Sealants
...One development in particular provides children an extra layer of protection — the use of sealants on the tooth surfaces...

To Fight Tooth Decay Reduce "BAD" factors, Promote "SAFE" Ones
...We also want to promote SAFE factors that enhance tooth health and strength: Sealants, especially for children, that shield tooth surfaces from decay; Antimicrobial rinses that target and rid the mouth of acid-producing bacteria and give healthy bacteria room to develop; Fluoride, a proven enamel-strengthening chemical available in dental products, many drinking water systems and as a topical application in dental offices; and an Effective diet that’s rich in nutrients and low in sugar and acid as already mentioned...

Taking the Right Steps to Prevent Early Tooth Decay in Children
...To interrupt that cycle, there are some things you as a parent should do: perform daily hygiene with your child to reduce decay-causing bacteria; reduce the amount and frequency of carbohydrates in the diet, particularly sugar; and protect the teeth by having us apply fluoride or sealants directly to the teeth...

Preventing Dental Disease Starts with Assessing Your Unique Risk
...In this case, we use the acronym SAFE: stimulating Saliva flow when needed or applying Sealants on chewing surfaces most susceptible to decay; Antimicrobials that reduce unhealthy bacteria levels and give healthy bacteria an opportunity to thrive; incorporating Fluoride, a chemical known to strengthen enamel, through hygiene products or direct application to the teeth; and an Effective diet, low in sugar and acid and high in fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains...

4 Reasons You Should Begin Your Child's Dental Visits by Age One
...First and foremost, starting visits at age one gives your child the best start for preventing tooth decay through cleanings, topical fluoride or, in some cases, sealants...

Sealants Provide a Little Extra Protection for Children at High Risk for Decay
...But some children at higher risk or who’ve already encountered tooth decay may also need a little extra help in the form of dental sealants...

Oral Hygiene for Kids
...If necessary, dental sealants can be applied to the back teeth (molars) to prevent food particles and bacteria from building up in the tiny grooves where a toothbrush can't reach (View Dental Sealant Video)...

Tips to Prevent Cavities
...These include in-office fluoride treatments and dental sealants, both of which are quick, easy and effective procedures...

Sealants
...Fortunately, there is a good solution to this problem: dental sealants...

Preventive Dentistry
... Dental Sealants...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Pediatric Dentistry
... Dental Sealants — A plastic coating can be applied at the dental office to prevent cavities by sealing the little grooves on the chewing surfaces of back teeth known as “pits and fissures...