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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…

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Please Don’t Flush the Floss

February 16, 2015

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…

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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…

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Calming the Anxious Child

February 12, 2015

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…

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