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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Christie Brinkley's Tips on Tooth Whitening
...” And while most of her smile's appeal comes naturally, Christie does give it a boost with good oral hygiene, regular dental checkups and tooth whitening...

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...

Maintenance Manual for Your Teeth and Gums
...Too bad a manual doesn't come with your teeth and gums! Such a manual would concentrate on a few basic tasks we call oral hygiene and teeth cleanings...

Rate Your Oral Hygiene
... Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your questions about oral hygiene...

Gum Disease & Diabetes: Two Diseases With A Common Enemy — You.
...It occurs in the absence of good oral hygiene which includes ineffective daily brushing and flossing and neglecting to see your dentist...

Gum Disease Can Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease
... We will also review with you how you can prevent the growth of harmful bacteria through an effective daily oral hygiene routine...

Understanding The 4 Stages Of Gum Disease
...While nearly all people will develop gingivitis in the absence of good oral hygiene, only 10 to 15% of them will go on to develop more advanced stages of the disease...

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

Finding the Root Cause of Bad Breath is the Key to Successful Treatment
... Having a better idea of what may be causing your bad breath, we can then tailor a treatment plan that might involve, among other things, treatment for tooth decay, a periodontal cleaning (scaling), instruction on better oral hygiene and tongue cleaning with a scraper or brush, or the removal of third molars where debris may be accumulating in the gum flaps...

Choosing the Right Mouth Rinse that Matches your Oral Health Needs
...Anti-bacterial rinses contain ingredients such as triclosan, zinc or essential oils like menthol that reduce the level of bacteria in plaque (when also coupled with good oral hygiene)...

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

Treatment for Loose Teeth
...We will work with you to treat the gum disease and improve your oral hygiene efficiency to heal your gums...

Winning the Battle Over Tooth Decay
...Dental plaque, a film of remnant food particles and bacteria, cover the teeth due to poor oral hygiene...

Restoring Health and Appearance Through Periodontal Plastic Surgery
... Gum recession can occur for a number of reasons: poor oral hygiene; over brushing and flossing; malocclusion (a poor bite); personal habits, like biting down on hard foreign objects; or poorly fitted dentures or other appliances...

Loose Teeth - A Sign of Trouble That Requires Quick Action
...The infection is caused by bacterial plaque that sits on your teeth in the absence of effective oral hygiene...

The Importance of the Age One Dental Visit
... Reviewing Oral Hygiene Techniques...

Protecting Children's Teeth From Decay With Sealants
...Sealants can help, but only when coupled with other measures — and a good habit of oral hygiene...

Preventing Tooth Decay in Children
...Here are some things you can do: Establish an oral hygiene routine...

Bone Loss Around Root Furcations Poses Treatment and Cleaning Challenges
...This loss is most likely due to periodontal (gum) disease, an inflammation arising from bacterial plaque on the teeth that hasn’t been removed through proper oral hygiene...

Technique Just as Important With Powered Toothbrushes as With Manual
... In all actuality, the most important aspect about toothbrushes in effective oral hygiene isn’t the brush, but how it’s used — or as we might say, “it’s not the brush so much as the hand that holds it...

Keep Tooth Decay Away
... The top two traditional steps can't be stressed enough: Good Oral Hygiene...

What You Can do to Help Your Child Develop a Dental Checkup Habit
...Children tend to follow the lead of their parents: if you have developed healthy habits regarding oral hygiene and a nutritious, “tooth-friendly” diet, your children are more likely to follow suit...

Frequently Asked Questions About Bad Breath
...When they aren't kept under control with good oral hygiene — or when they begin multiplying in inaccessible areas, like the back of the tongue or under the gums — they may start releasing the smells of decaying matter...

Introducing the Royal Baby...and His New Teeth!
... And don’t forget the first visit to the dentist, which should take place by age one! Even at that early age, we’ll make sure your child (and you) feel comfortable in the dental office, and help you get started with the best oral hygiene practices...

Other Factors Besides Hygiene Could Contribute to Gum Disease
... Aside from lifestyle issues like stress or oral hygiene, we can at least test and verify any susceptibility you may have due to uncontrollable factors like genetics or the particular bacterial makeup within your plaque...

Know What to Expect During Your Child's 'Baby' Teeth Phase
...Preventing tooth decay with daily oral hygiene and regular office visits and cleanings (with possible sealant protection) is a priority...

Managing Diabetes and Gum Disease Together will Lessen the Effect of Both
Periodontal (gum) disease is a progressive bacterial infection caused primarily by bacterial plaque on tooth surfaces not adequately removed by daily oral hygiene...

Develop a Long-Term Strategy to Prevent Tooth Decay
...We each don’t share the same level of risk for tooth decay, so it’s important to come to terms with any factors that raise your personal risk for the disease — your dental history, inadequate oral hygiene, absence of fluoride use, and lifestyle habits like smoking...

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...

Managing Gum Disease Could Benefit Other Conditions You May Have
... With this in mind, the best approach is to practice effective, daily oral hygiene to reduce the risk of gum disease, coupled with regular office cleanings and checkups...

Limiting Refined Sugar in Your Diet can Reduce Risk of Tooth Decay
... Last but not least, practice good oral hygiene with daily brushing and flossing, along with regular office cleanings and checkups...

Effective Oral Hygiene is Key to Disease Prevention While Wearing Braces
... Difficult as it may be for those wearing braces, the best way to avoid gingivitis is through more thorough oral hygiene practices...

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...

You May Need Your Gums Checked More Frequently After Gum Disease
... Gum disease arises from dental plaque, a thin film of bacteria and food remnants built up on tooth surfaces due to poor oral hygiene...

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

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

Gaining a New Attractive Smile is More than Achievable
... In a way, cosmetic dentistry begins with you and oral hygiene...

To Prevent Tooth Decay, Practice Effective Brushing and Flossing
... If you would like more information on proper oral hygiene, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

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...

Disclosing Agents Show Plaque You've Missed When Brushing and Flossing
... A disclosing agent gives you a snapshot of where you need to improve your oral hygiene...

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...

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...

Include Limitations on Sugar in Your Tooth Decay Prevention Strategy
We’ve waged war for decades against tooth decay through oral hygiene and the increasing use of fluoride, nature’s “super weapon” against this disease...

Regular Flossing not Your Thing? Try an Oral Irrigator
One of the keys to a healthy mouth is daily oral hygiene...

Take Care of Your Gums
... Be diligent about your oral hygiene routine at home: Your first line of defense is your oral hygiene routine at home...

Know Your Toothpaste: How to Simplify Your Purchasing Decision
... If you would like more information on oral hygiene products, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

New Season, New Toothbrush
... For healthy teeth and gums, make sure your primary oral hygiene tool is in tip-top shape...

New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep
...Get Into the Oral Hygiene HabitGot a minute...

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

Consider Saving a Tooth Before you Decide to Replace it
... Scaling may require multiple sessions and will require a greater effort from the patient in performing daily oral hygiene and visiting the dentist regularly to closely monitor gum health...

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...

Determining the Right Whitening Approach is Key to Brightening a Dull Smile
...Besides limiting consumption of stain-causing foods and maintaining daily oral hygiene, you can also diminish extrinsic staining with a bleaching application...

Watch Out for Signs of Gum Recession
...To minimize the chances of gum recession, you should practice proper oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups...

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

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...

Answering Your Questions about Your Upcoming Teeth Whitening
...You can, of course, prolong the fade rate by not using tobacco, cutting back on staining beverages like red wine, tea and coffee, practicing daily oral hygiene and visiting us for regular office cleanings and other dental work...

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...