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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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... Mission Statement Our practice is committed to working with our patients on a shared vision for achieving better oral health and excellent dentistry...

Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Cosmetic Dentistry, to get the smile you've always wanted  Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Special Needs Dentistry Invisalign - Short term Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

Welcome 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...

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...

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...

IV Sedation can help Relax Patients with Acute Dental Visit Anxiety
...Performed with the utmost care, IV sedation could make your next dental procedure pleasant and uneventful, and impact your oral health for the better...

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...

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...

Dental Staff
...He is a Trustee of of the New York State Dental Foundation, a charitable organization committed to improving accesss to dental care and the oral health of all New Yorkers...

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...

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...

New Year's Resolutions for Better Oral Health
...Here’s a list of risky habits to kick, and mouth-healthy habits to adopt:Habits That Risk Oral HealthSmoking...

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

One Dentist for Your Whole Family
...  Dental Care Services Family dentists diagnose, treat, and manage their patient's overall oral health care needs...

Food for Thought - What to Eat for Optimum Oral Health
March is national nutrition month—a good time to look at the connection between diet and oral health...

Look After Your Teeth During Cancer Treatment to Avoid Dental Disease
...Saliva, what salivary glands produce, plays a major role in oral health...

Don't Let GERD Ruin Your Teeth's Health
...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...

A Dental Exam Could Uncover an Eating Disorder
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Bulimia, Anorexia & Oral Health...

People Born with Missing Teeth can Still Gain a Beautiful Smile
...But all the effort will be rewarded, as a person born without teeth can have a new smile and improved oral health...

National Fresh Breath Day Reminds Us to Seek Out the Source of Bad Breath
...This unsung bodily fluid is a key part of good oral health...

A Partnership With the Dentist Will Help Your Child's Teeth Develop Normally
...Avoiding the possible pitfalls will help them achieve optimal oral health now and throughout their lives...

Vaping Could Be Just as Harmful to Your Teeth and Gums as Smoking
...If you're vaping as a substitute for smoking, you may be trading one set of oral health risks for another...

Your Smile Can Be Your Passport to the World - Take Care of It With These Tips
...It takes just 5 minutes a day to perform one of the most important things you can do for your long-term oral health...

Test Your Expertise in Caring for Your Child's Dental Health With This Short Quiz
Your child’s current dental care sets the stage for good oral health later in life...

Here's How to Avoid Dry Socket After Tooth Extraction Surgery
...Fortunately, though, it doesn't pose a danger to oral health...

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...

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

Cosmetic Dentistry
...A dental exam will take many factors into consideration, including your overall oral health...

General Dentistry
The first line of defense against oral health problems In general dentistry, the dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (jaw and face) parts of the body...

Periodontal Exams
Periodontal exams are vital in the maintenance of your oral health as they are used to assess the health of your gums and teeth...