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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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Welcome to Our Blog
...Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice...

Patient Resources
... Cosmetic Procedures Invisalign® Cosmetic Fillings Bonding Procedures Cosmetic Contouring Crowns and Bridges Crown Lengthening Dental Bridges Specialty Dentures Excessive or Uneven Gums Ridge Augmentation Soft Tissue Grafts Replacement of Lost Gum Tissue Dental Implants Smoking and Implants Dental Veneers Oral Health Topics Introduction Fluoride The Preventive Program Fillings Infection Control Medication and Heart Disease Latex Allergy Age and Oral Health Tobacco Oral Piercing High-Tech Office Tooth Care What is Tooth Decay...

Cosmetic Dental & Implant Center
...She currently serves as an Oral Health Advisor for Colgate...

Dental Services
... Our Cosmetic Dentistry services include: Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Cosmetic Gum Surgery, to frame your teeth beautifully Cosmetic Crowns, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Inlays and Overlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Zoom Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Contouring & Reshaping, for a pleasing tooth shape Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction We also offer: Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed 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...

A Link Between Dental Health - And Mental Health?
A substantial amount of research has recently pointed up the connection between oral health and systemic (whole-body) health...

From Model to Mogul, Kathy Ireland Maintains a Sparkling Smile
... Discussing her oral health, Ireland says that she required serious professional assistance on more than one occasion...

Monitoring Blood Pressure is Important for Both Your General and Oral Health
...Many anti-hypertensive drugs have side effects, such as dry mouth, that can affect your oral health...

TV Anchor Nancy O'Dell Discusses Pregnancy and Oral Health
... If you are experiencing any pregnancy-related oral health issues, please contact us today to schedule an appointment for a consultation...

What are the Negative Effects of Tooth Loss?
...With the help of restorative treatments, you can get back your confidence and lessen the chance of further damage to your oral health...

Encountering Positive Experiences the Key to Overcoming Dental Anxiety
...While this undue emotional stress could adversely affect your general health, the greater threat is to your oral health, if it causes you to avoid dental care altogether...

Maria Menounos Discusses Diabetes, Diet And Dental Sealants
... Speaking of her smile, Menounos openly discusses her oral health in her interview with Dear Doctor magazine...

Oral Health Topics
...What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health...

Bad Breath
...Regular professional cleanings are a great way to promote good oral health in general and good-smelling breath in particular...

Diabetes and Oral Health
A correlation between oral health & diabetes Diabetes is a group of chronic inflammatory diseases that affect the body's ability to process sugar...

Eating Disorder and Oral Health
The correlation between oral health & bulimia Millions of people in the United States, particularly teenage girls and young women, suffer from health-threatening eating disorders, and dentists are often the first to spot the signs...

Transforming a Cleft Lip or Palate into a Beautiful Smile
...It’s a chance for them to gain a normal life — and a new lease on physical, emotional and oral health...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...We would like to see every child get off to an equally good start! If you have questions about your child’s oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Limit Acidic Beverages to Protect Your Child's Tooth Enamel from Erosion
Tooth enamel erosion is a serious issue for many children that can result in permanent impairment of oral health...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
...These microorganisms can cause gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath — so keeping them in check is good for your overall oral health...

Daily Hygiene Tasks Performed Properly Help Ensure Good Oral Health
Daily personal care is essential for optimal oral health...

Erosion and Other Problems may be Signs of Bulimia
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Bulimia, Anorexia & Oral Health...

Chewing Tobacco is Just as Addictive and Dangerous as Smoking
...The truth is, though, it’s just as hazardous — especially to your oral health...

Actor David Ramsey Discusses Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
...You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “The Age One Dental Visit” and “Dentistry & Oral Health for Children...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...But the ADA stands by its recommendations for maintaining good oral health: Brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste; visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups; and clean between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner like floss...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
... Using a therapeutic mouthrinse, however, can actually enhance your oral health...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
...Only a trained health care provider with the right dental tools can! And when you come in for a routine office visit, you'll also get a thorough checkup that can detect tooth decay, gum disease, and other threats to your oral health...

Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
...Oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease are much easier — and less expensive — to treat in the earliest stages...

Don't Let Smoking Increase Your Chances of Implant Failure
... To understand why, we need to look at how smoking affects oral health...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Top 10 Oral Health Tips For Children” and “How to Help Your Child Develop the Best Habits for Oral Health...

Why Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Couldn't Have Braces
... “I never had braces,” she recently told Dear Doctor – Dentistry & Oral Health magazine...

Bad Breath in Children
... For more on young children’s oral health, read “How to Help Your Child Develop the Best Habits for Oral Health” and “Why See a Pediatric Dentist...

Complex Mouth Conditions Call for Dental Specialties
...Better known as a general dentist, these professionals are the central players in maintaining your oral health, and your first stop when you have a problem with your teeth or gums...

Simple Procedure Could Reduce Biting the Inside of Your Mouth
...More than likely the fibroma tissue will be normal; but by having the fibroma removed and examined, you’ll gain peace of mind about your oral health...

3 Reasons Why Smoking Doesn't Mix with Dental Implants
...Smoking contributes to other diseases that impact oral health...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help...

Take These Steps to Prevent Early Decay in Your Baby's First Teeth
...While such damage immediately affects a child’s nutrition, speech development and self-esteem, it could also impact their future oral health...

We'll Help You Maintain Your Oral Health After Gum Disease
It’s been a long road back to oral health for you after periodontal (gum) disease...

A Low Sugar, High Fiber Diet will Help Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy
...If you would like more information on diet and oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Five Tips for Top-Notch Tooth Brushing
October is national Dental Hygiene month—and it’s a great time to renew your commitment to good oral health...

Oral Health Concerns for Preteens
As if the preteen years didn’t give kids and their parents enough to think about, new oral health concerns loom on the horizon...

Keeping Your Smile Healthy Through the Holidays
...Please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation if you would like more information about keeping in the best oral health...

Your Regular Dental Visits Might Change if You've had Gum Disease
...While everyone should take their oral health seriously, there's even greater reason to increase your vigilance if you've already had gum disease...

Topical Fluoride is a Safe Way to Protect Your Child's Teeth from Decay
...The Cochrane Oral Health Research Group recently reviewed studies on topical fluoride applications involving nearly 10,000 children and adolescents between the ages of 2 and 15...

Gum Disease Could be Affecting More Than Just Your Mouth
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Good Oral Health Leads to Better Health Overall...

Manage Your GERD Symptoms to Prevent Enamel Erosion
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “GERD and Oral Health...

How Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Gets Her Kids to Floss
...” Yet when it comes to her family's oral health, she wants the same things we all want: good checkups and great-looking smiles...

Make Sure Your Kids' Teeth Are Ready for School
...Along with daily hygiene, dental visits are key to disease prevention and optimal oral health...

Contrary to Popular Opinion, Vaping May Not Be Safer Than Smoking
... If you would like more information on the possible oral health effects of e-cigarettes, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Your Quest for a Dental Implant Might Be Interrupted by Bone Loss
... To know what your options are regarding an implant-based restoration, you'll need to undergo a thorough evaluation of your oral health, including supporting bone...

Share These Timely Dental Care Tips With Your College-Bound Son or Daughter
...And that includes teeth and gum care: While it may not seem as urgent as other potential issues, failing to maintain oral health could eventually affect the rest of their health...

Inflammation: the Link Between Gum Disease and Cardiovascular Disease
...If you would like more information on how your oral health affects your whole body, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

How Veneers Restored Howie Mandel's Winning Smile
...The two crowns, bright as ever, stuck out prominently from the rest of his teeth, giving him a distinctive look: “I looked like Bugs Bunny,” Mandel told Dear Doctor—Dentistry & Oral Health magazine...

Whatever Your Vacation Plans This Year, Don't Forget Teeth and Gum Care
...Our goal is to keep you in the best oral health for the long haul...

Treating Gum Disease is Good for Your Whole Body, Not Just Your Mouth
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Good Oral Health Leads to Better Health Overall...

4 Dental Health Areas That Deserve Attention Before Getting Back to School
...To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine article “Top 10 Oral Health Tips for Children...

A Little Daily Brushing and Flossing Can Add Up to a Lifetime of Healthy Teeth and Gums
...Brushing is important because of what a few strains of bacteria can do to your oral health...

How to Ensure Your Child's Teeth and Gums Stay Healthy Now and Later
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Top 10 Oral Health Tips For Children...

4 Guidelines to Help Make Sure Your Child's Oral Health Stays on Track
...But tooth decay and other problems could derail that development and cause lingering oral health issues later in life...

Links
American Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry American Association of Public Health Dentistry Federation of Special Care Organizations in Dentistry Centers for Disease Control/Oral Health Resources Healthfinder...

Age and Oral Health
...Here you will find helpful answers to some frequently asked questions about oral health questions you may have as you get older...

Tobacco
... Frequently asked questions: tobacco products What effects can smoking have on my oral health...

What is Tooth Decay?
... A good way to help your oral health between brushing is chewing sugarless gum; this stimulates your body's production of saliva, a powerful chemical that actually neutralizes plaque formation and rinses decay-causing food particles and debris from your mouth...

Women and Tooth Care
Women have special needs when it comes to their oral health...

Nutrition and Your Teeth
It has long been known that good nutrition and a well-balanced diet is one of the best defenses for your oral health...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
... Controlling periodontal disease and maintaining good oral health helps to reduce bad breath...

Bulimia Nervosa
People with eating disorders can suffer from oral health problems as well...

Wisdom Teeth
...Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health...

Extractions
...  Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health...

Your First Dental Visit
... Making sound decisions about your dental care and oral health is an easy thing to do with the right preparation beforehand: Make a list of questions to ask our office, so you don't forget anything on the day of your appointment...

Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient
... You have the responsibilityto adhere to regular home oral health care recommendations...