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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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Children's Dentistry Hot Springs, AR
...Many children learn their most important oral hygiene habits from the dentist, including: Brushing Flossing How to avoid tooth decay But J...

Dentist Hot Springs, AR
...At our dental practice, we take an individualized approach to oral hygiene to address our patients' specific needs, all the while maintaining an inviting, soothing office atmosphere...

Orthodontics in Hot Springs, AR Hot Springs, AR
...At our dental practice, we take an individualized approach to oral hygiene to address our patients' specific needs, all the while maintaining an inviting, soothing office atmosphere...

Dental Implants
...Although implant teeth will never decay, the gum tissues around them can become inflamed or infected in the absence of good oral hygiene...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
...That's why we're so pleased to see some NFL QB's setting great examples of… wait for it… excellent oral hygiene...

Lasers Poised to Transform Current Treatment for Gum Disease
... Gum disease is a bacterial infection triggered by plaque, a thin film of bacteria and food particles caused by inadequate oral hygiene...

New Year's Resolutions for Better Oral Health
...Plus, it’s a great opportunity to review your at-home oral hygiene...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...taken-by=beyonce We’re happy that this clip highlights the importance of helping kids get an early start on good oral hygiene...

Prompt Treatment for Gum Disease Could Ultimately Save Your Teeth
...Gum disease is caused by bacterial plaque, a thin biofilm that collects on teeth and is not removed due to poor oral hygiene practices...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
Is having good oral hygiene important to kissing...

It's Spring Cleaning Time...for Your Teeth!
...Having a good oral hygiene routine at home goes a long way towards keeping your mouth healthy...

Seek Immediate Treatment for this Advanced Form of Gingivitis
It takes only a short time neglecting your oral hygiene before you begin to notice some unpleasant things with your gums: swelling, redness or even bleeding...

Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
... Even if you are meticulous about your daily oral hygiene routine at home, there are plenty of reasons for regular checkups...

Are You Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits
...There are many reasons to practice good oral hygiene habits, and some reasons you may not think of...

How to Reduce Tooth White Spots While Wearing Braces
...If you would like more information on oral hygiene while wearing braces, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Dwight Howard: A Bright NBA Star With a Smile to Match
... Effective Oral Hygiene: Keeping your teeth clean is more important than ever, but also more challenging than ever...

Stop Gum Disease Before it Gets Started with Daily Oral Hygiene
...But there’s a better way: preventing gum disease before it begins through daily oral hygiene...

A New School Year, A New Beginning
...A routine office visit is a great opportunity to “brush up” on proper techniques for tooth brushing and flossing, and to ask any questions you may have about oral hygiene...

How to Help Your Kids Form Good Oral Hygiene Habits
...Kids who handpick their own oral hygiene supplies may be more likely to embrace the toothbrushing task...

Inflammation: the Link Between Gum Disease and Cardiovascular Disease
...Likewise for your gums, daily oral hygiene and visiting the dentist at least twice a year reduces the risk for gum disease...

4 Ways to Check on Your Brushing and Flossing Effectiveness
...Consider it your "final exam" for oral hygiene!Be sure to also ask your dental provider for tips and training in better brushing and flossing...

Stop Gum Disease Before it Harms Your Health
...If you don't practice effective oral hygiene, however, within a few days you could develop an initial infection called gingivitis...

Take Care of Your Gums, Take Care of Your Heart
...Gum disease can often be prevented—and reversed if caught early—simply with good oral hygiene, so be diligent about brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
...If your bad breath persists even after good oral hygiene, there are special products your dentist may prescribe, including Zytex, which is a combination of zinc chloride, thymol and eucalyptus oil that neutralizes the sulfur compounds and kills the bacteria that causes them...

Canker/Cold Sores
...A healthy diet and good oral hygiene are usually the best remedy, but some special rinses and anesthetics can help...

Cavities and Tooth Decay
... Preventing Cavities The best defense against cavities is good oral hygiene, including brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Diabetes
... As with any condition, good oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing and rinsing, as well as the proper diabetic diet, will go a long way in preventing needless problems...

Dry Mouth
...Of course, there is no substitute for regular checkups and good oral hygiene...

Oral Cancer
...Maintaining good oral hygiene, and regular dental checkups, are highly recommended...

What is Tooth Decay?
... Simple Preventative Measures The two best defenses against tooth decay and gum disease are a healthy, well-balanced diet and good oral hygiene, including daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Seniors and Oral Health
... In fact, there's usually no reason for you NOT to keep your teeth your entire life, providing you maintain a healthy balanced diet and practice good oral hygiene...

Braces (Orthodontia)
... Daily oral hygiene such as brushing, flossing and rinsing are a necessity...

Flap Surgery
... A pocket reduction procedure is recommended if daily at-home oral hygiene and a professional care routine cannot effectively reach these deep pockets...

Implants
...In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene...

The Preventive Program
...At the initial visit oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits...

Medication and Heart Disease
...That’s why it’s critical to practice good oral hygiene to keep infections at bay—this includes a daily regimen of brushing, flossing and rinsing...