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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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Meet Our Doctors
...Deaton is devoted to excellence in dentistry while taking a gentle, caring and comprehensive approach to oral health...

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...

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...

Office Policies and Mission
Our Mission Each day that we practice, we strive to provide our patients the highest quality dental care leading toward long-term optimal oral health and to provide this service in a caring and enjoyable atmosphere at fair compensation that is equal to the quality service that is given...

Dental Health
... The National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research estimates that children will miss 52 million hours of school each year due to oral health problems and about 12...

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...

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...

These 3 Tasks Show How Saliva is Amazing
...It’s definitely a multi-tasker, performing a number of jobs (including aiding in digestion) that not only keep your oral health on track, but your general well-being too...

4 Things to Give Your Child a Head Start on Good Oral Health
... Here, then, are 4 things you should be doing for your children's oral health before they begin school...

Disease Detection - Saliva's New Role
... Secreted by six hundred or more glands in the mouth, saliva performs a number of important functions for digestion and overall oral health...

How to Clean Your Oral Appliance
Question: What oral health issue do teenagers who wear orthodontic retainers and older folks who wear dentures have in common...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Top 10 Oral Health Tips For Children” and “How to Help Your Child Develop the Best Habits for Oral Health...

Caps, Gowns and Smiles for High School Graduation
...Many graduates will be moving away to attend college, and an oral exam and cleaning now can help ensure that they will embark on this next phase of life in good oral health...

Effective Dental Care Depends First on Getting the Big Picture
... We specifically want to identify your individual oral health risks, from your genetic makeup to any past problems with dental disease or the bite...

10 Tips to Tame Bad Breath
...A coated tongue can be a source of bad breath, so brush your tongue as well as your teeth or use a tongue scraper, which can be purchased in the oral health aisle of your local pharmacy...

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...

Why Smoking and Dental Implants Don't Mix
...The reasons stem from smoking’s effect on oral health...

A Low Sugar, High Fiber Diet will Help Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy
...If you would like more information on diet and oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Stay Ahead of Plaque Buildup with Effective Brushing and Flossing
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Daily Oral Hygiene: Easy Habits for Maintaining Oral Health...

Saliva Performs Many Functions for Both Oral and General Health
While oral hygiene, a nutritious diet and regular dental visits are all crucial to long-term oral health, these efforts complement what your body already does to keep your mouth healthy...

Diabetes and Oral Health: True or False?
...What does diabetes have to do with oral health...

Taking the Right Steps to Prevent Early Tooth Decay in Children
...Early tooth decay could affect your child's oral health for years to come...

How Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Gets Her Kids to Floss
...” Yet when it comes to her family's oral health, she wants the same things we all want: good checkups and great-looking smiles...

The Top 3 Oral Problems in America - and What You Should Do About Them
... So, have you experienced symptoms for any these common oral health problems...

Stay Hydrated in Winter for Better Year-Round Oral Hygiene
...We will also perform a complete dental exam, evaluate your oral health and help resolve small problems before they turn into big headaches (or toothaches)...

Diet and Lifestyle Choices Key to Dental Health During College Years
... Some lifestyle habits can also affect oral health...

Get the Facts About Popular Artificial Sweeteners
... For both general and oral health, people have been looking to artificial alternatives to satisfy their sweet tooth...

Do This for Your Dental Health Before, During and After Cancer Treatment
...During treatment, try to continue regular dental visits to monitor your oral health and receive any needed preventive or therapeutic treatments...

Removing Wisdom Teeth now may Prevent Dental Problems Later
...But there’s another reason we may recommend an extraction: a tooth is causing or has the potential to cause problems for other teeth and your overall oral health...

Keep Oral Care in Focus for a Family Member With Special Needs
...During November, National Family Caregivers Month recognizes those caring for children with special needs or senior adults with life challenges—and part of that ongoing care includes watching out for their loved one's oral health...

Consider Bone Health When Deciding Between Implants and Dentures
...Your oral health and appearance could benefit immensely...

Share These Timely Dental Care Tips With Your College-Bound Son or Daughter
...And that includes teeth and gum care: While it may not seem as urgent as other potential issues, failing to maintain oral health could eventually affect the rest of their health...

That Small Mouth Sore is Likely Nothing - but Still Have it Checked
...Just keep up with the basics — good oral hygiene and regular checkups — to ensure you have the most optimum oral health possible...

How to Protect Dental Health in the Later Years of Life
...Whether it's ourselves or an older loved one, oral health deserves a heightened focus as we age on prevention and prompt treatment...

Whatever Your Vacation Plans This Year, Don't Forget Teeth and Gum Care
...Our goal is to keep you in the best oral health for the long haul...

Implants Can Make It Easier to Restore Missing Teeth in Stages
...It's often better for oral health, however, to preserve any remaining teeth for as long as possible and update restorations as needed...

How Veneers Restored Howie Mandel's Winning Smile
...The two crowns, bright as ever, stuck out prominently from the rest of his teeth, giving him a distinctive look: “I looked like Bugs Bunny,” Mandel told Dear Doctor—Dentistry & Oral Health magazine...

The Day After Labor Day: Renew Your Focus on Your Family's Oral Health
...Post-Labor Day may also be an opportune time to revitalize another kind of business: taking care of your family's oral health...

Protect Your Child From a Devastating Dental Injury
...To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Dentistry and Oral Health for Children” and “An Introduction to Sports Injuries & Dentistry...