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Fluoride: Nature’s Tooth Decay Fighter

A model of healthy aligned teeth

Cavities used to be a fact of life. However, during the past few decades, tooth decay has been reduced dramatically. The key reason: fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that may occur naturally in all drinking water sources—oceans, lakes, rivers and underground water. Extensive research has shown that optimal levels of fluoride not only reduce caries […]

Please, Don’t Flush the Floss

Cartoon of Teeth getting ready to be flossed by a child

While dentists promote the daily use of floss, it’s important to also promote the proper method of disposal. Many types of floss, especially the newer brands, are conveniently shred-resistant but are also non-biodegradable. This may make users think flushing the floss to be a safer-planet option, however recent studies have shown that is not the […]

New Flouride Treatments in the Office

Dental Check Up and Fluoride Varnish

Important information regarding your child’s dental check-ups. Our office is now using a state of the art fluoride varnish as a part of our standard check-up appointments. The previous fluoride treatments available in dental offices only provided short term benefits for cavity prevention. However, the new Vanish® fluoride varnish we are now using provides cavity […]

Calming the Anxious Child During Dental Procedures

Q: How does a pediatric dentist help with dental anxiety? A: Pediatric dentists have special training in helping anxious children feel secure during dental treatment. And, pediatric dental offices are designed for children. Staff members choose to work in a pediatric dental practice because they like kids. So, most children are calm, comfortable and confident […]