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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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Dental Services
Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner...

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...

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...

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...

Don't Let an Eating Disorder Wreck Oral Health
... In the long-term, though, we need to address the disorder itself for the sake of both the person's overall well-being and their oral health...

Having a Perfect Smile Isn't Impossible
...Terry Fayad, a cosmetic dentist in Danvers, MA, provides cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments designed to give patients the smile they've always wanted, while also addressing periodontal and oral health needs...

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...

Think You're Too Old for Orthodontics? Read This
...Yes, orthodontic treatment can transform your smile — but it can also improve 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...

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...

4 Things You Should be Doing Now for Your Baby's Long-Term Dental Health
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Top 10 Oral Health Tips for Children...

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...

Willie Wonka's Chocolate Factory Was Not So Sweet to Cast's Teeth!
...Is there any way to enjoy sweet treats and minimize the consequences to your oral health...

Instill Good Dental Habits in Your Child as Early as Possible
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Dentistry & Oral Health for Children...

Screw or Cement: Which is Best for Attaching Your Implant Crown?
... As we plan for your implant, we’ll discuss which type of attachment will work best for you, depending on the tooth to be replaced and other conditions with your oral health...

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

Support Your Child's Teeth Development with Proper Hygiene and Dental Care
...This rapid development sets the course for their oral health later in life...

How to Help Your Kids Form Good Oral Hygiene Habits
...So how do you start young children on the path to a lifetime of good 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...

4 Tips to Prevent Childhood Tooth Decay
...As important as good oral health is to a child's overall health and development, tooth decay tops the list as the most common chronic childhood disease...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...As the proud dad told Dear Doctor–Dentistry & Oral Health magazine, "The best part of being a father is the smiles and the warmth you get from your children...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

Introduction
...What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on 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...

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...

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...

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...