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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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How to Lessen the Effects of Chronic Dry Mouth
... Believe it or not, the top issue among 15,000 respondents in a recent American Dental Association (ADA) survey was dry mouth...

Your Dental Care Efforts are Just as Important as Your Dentist's
...And don’t forget other tooth-friendly practices like avoiding sugary snacks between meals, drinking plenty of water to avoid dry mouth, and even waiting to brush or floss about an hour after eating...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
...” Certain health issues and some medications can also cause “dry mouth,” or xerostomia...

Do This for Your Dental Health Before, During and After Cancer Treatment
...The effect on these glands can interrupt the normal flow of saliva and cause xerostomia or "dry mouth...

Two Mouth and Face Pain Disorders and What You Can Do About Them
...While researchers can’t yet pinpoint clear causes for it, the list of suspects includes hormonal changes, neurological or rare autoimmune disorders or medication-induced dry mouth...

Your Age Won't Necessarily Decide Against Straightening Your Smile
...And, if you have restricted saliva flow (dry mouth), wearing orthodontic devices could be uncomfortable and increase your risk of tooth decay...

Jaw Surgery may be Necessary to Correct Some Types of Poor Bites
...Candidates for the surgery have difficulty chewing, biting or swallowing food, chronic pain or headaches related to the jaw joints, chronic mouth breathing and dry mouth, or sleep apnea...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
...Dry mouth or xerostomia may also cause bad breath due to decreased salivary flow...

Dry Mouth
...Dry mouth (also called Xerostomia) is a fairly common condition that is caused by diminished saliva production...

Oral Cancer
...  These include dry mouth and overly sensitive teeth, as well as accelerated tooth decay...

Women and Tooth Care
... Some research has shown that women may be more likely to develop dry mouth, eating disorders, jaw problems such as temporomandibular joint disorders, and facial pain—all of which can be difficult from a physical and emotional standpoint...

Medication and Heart Disease
... A condition called dry mouth is commonly associated with certain medications, including antihistamines, diuretics, decongestants and pain killers...