Online Dental Education Library

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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Daily Hygiene Tasks Performed Properly Help Ensure Good Oral Health
... For most people brushing begins with a soft-bristled, multi-tufted toothbrush with fluoride toothpaste that helps strengthen enamel...

4 Big Benefits for Beginning Early Dental Visits for Your Child
...Besides monitoring and treatment for decay, we can also perform measures to protect teeth (especially in children at high risk) through topical fluoride applications or sealants...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...Use a small, soft-bristled, child-sized brush or a clean, damp washcloth and just a thin smear of fluoride toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice...

Don't Put Off Getting Treatment for Your Sensitive Teeth
...Fluoride, a known enamel strengthener, has also been shown to reduce sensitivity...

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...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
...Many commonly available therapeutic rinses contain anti-cariogenic (cavity-fighting) ingredients, such as fluoride; these can help prevent tooth decay and cavity formation by strengthening tooth enamel...

Why the Bottled Variety Might not be Your Best Choice for Clean Drinking Water
...And about three-fourths of the nation's tap water systems add fluoride, credited with helping to reduce tooth decay over the past half century...

Keep Ahead of Potential Sidetracks to Your Child's Oral Health
...Besides treatment, we can also help prevent decay with topical fluoride treatments (to strengthen enamel) and sealants...

Actor David Ramsey Discusses Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
... Brush teeth that have completely grown in with a soft-bristled, child-size toothbrush and a smear of fluoride toothpaste no bigger than a grain of rice...

Good Oral Hygiene Isn't Just for Teeth
...This includes brushing twice each day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least once per day...

How to Maximize Your Child's Dental Health Potential
...Fluoride applied directly to the enamel bolsters its mineral content...

Prevent White Spots on Teeth While Wearing Braces with Diligent Oral Hygiene
...One way is to help re-mineralize the affected tooth surfaces through over-the-counter or prescription fluoride pastes or gels...

4 Common-Sense Tactics to Lower Tooth Decay Risk Between Dental Visits
...In addition, brushing with a fluoride toothpaste can also help strengthen tooth enamel against acid attacks...

3 Things You Can do to Help Promote Your Child's Dental Development
...After teeth begin to erupt start brushing them with a fluoride toothpaste—a slight smear for infants and up to a pea-sized amount when they get older...

Here's How You Can Protect Your Child's Teeth from Tooth Decay
...For infants, brush gently but thoroughly with a soft-bristled brush and a smear of fluoride toothpaste...

Floss First or Last? Here are Reasons for Either Approach
...It can also expose plaque-covered areas between teeth to allow better contact with the fluoride in your toothpaste...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...When the first teeth appear, brush them with a tiny dab of fluoride on a soft-bristled toothbrush...

How to Care for Your Child's Valuable Primary Teeth
...This allows us to detect any developing cavities, as well as apply sealants and topical fluoride to help prevent decay...

Want to Improve Your Athletic Performance? Try Tuning Up Your Dental Care
...Their first step was to establish an initial baseline for the participants with an oral health screening, finding that only around 1 in 10 of the study's participants regularly brushed with fluoride toothpaste or flossed...

Good Oral Health Starts Early
...Teach children to brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and, when they are old enough, to floss once a day...

Practical Tips for Keeping Your Teeth Clean While Wearing Braces
...Your dentist can give your teeth extra protection while you're wearing braces with topically applied fluoride to strengthen enamel...

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Nathan C. Steele, DMD

(908) 526-2113
Bridgewater, NJ Dentist
Nathan C. Steele, DMD, PA
17 Monroe Street
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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