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If your gums are tender or bleeding, chances are you have gum disease!  Gum disease is an infectious disease that starts between your tooth and gum tissue.  Bacteria live there and when too many move in, they form plaque.  Plaque and tartar ...

At the Pediatric Dental Center we use the DIAGNOdent Laser to aid in caries (decay) detection.  The DIAGNOdent is an extremely accurate diagnostic aid. It has been proven to be over 90% accurate!  We check all permanent molars with this ...

If decay reaches the nerve of a tooth, the tooth needs to be treated with a nerve treatment. WHAT IS  A NERVE TREATMENT?  This is a method of saving a tooth, by removing a part of the nerve of the tooth.  In dental terminology this is called ...

What is sealant? It is a white plastic (resin) material applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.  The resin bonds to the depressions and grooves in the back teeth.  The uneven surfaces of the back teeth can be difficult to keep clean ...

What is a Pediatric Dentist?A pediatric dentist is a specialist who is dedicated to the attainment of excellent oral health in children from infancy through adolescence.  Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. Both have received ...

Your baby should never to go bed with a nursing bottle, containing milk or juice.  Clean her gums with soft cloth or gauze daily. Your child should eat a balanced diet to build strong bones, decay-resistant teeth, healthy gums. Limit your ...

Proper brushing is vital to good oral health. Equally important is avoiding certain foods that are particularly damaging to appliances or extremely difficult to remove by brushing. Be sure to check after rinsing, and if your teeth and brackets ...

What is an Orthodontist?An orthodontist is a specialist in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. After graduation from college and then dental school, the American Dental Association requires an ...

Bones and muscles form the framework of the face. In a young child, they grow quickly and can develop problems quickly, too. When the bones, muscles and teeth work well together, they create a stable, comfortable bite and pleasing appearance. ...