Posts Tagged ‘ dry mouth ’

The Importance of Saliva

Few people understand how essential saliva is to great oral health.  Most people know that a dry mouth isn’t a good thing, but you have to know all of the wonderful things saliva does to really understand why this is so.  In this week’s blog, we’ll describe the important effects of saliva on the oral […]

Does Drinking More Water Protect Your Teeth?

We frequently hear from healthcare providers and fitness experts that we should drink more water.  Water performs many essential functions in the body and helps us stay healthy.  Does this also apply to the teeth? Absolutely! This week’s blog will cover some important oral health benefits that you can receive from drinking more water. Supporting […]

Does Using a Mouthwash Help?

The oral care aisle at your local grocery store or pharmacy is full of an almost endless supply of toothbrushes, toothpastes, floss and mouthwash.  The most important purpose of any oral hygiene routine is to physically remove dental plaque from the teeth, and this is something that mouthwash cannot accomplish on its own.  Therefore, it […]

Why Does my Mouth Feel Dry?

Having a dry mouth is more than just a nuisance.  Dry mouth can both indicate serious health concerns and cause serious dental concerns.  For these reasons, it is important not to ignore a dry mouth.  Pay attention to it, take steps to overcome, and seek medical and dental attention if it doesn’t improve. This article […]

How Smoking Affects Your Mouth

You know smoking is bad for you.  You know it causes emphysema and lung cancer.  Did you know it is also really terrible for your oral health?  Smoking worsens your risk for every oral health problem. Smoking Causes Dry Mouth One of the ways smoking causes dry mouth is by physically drying out the tissues […]

What Kind of Toothpaste Should I Use?

We hear this question all the time.  And you might be surprised to find out that it is actually a tough question for us.  There is no single correct answer to it.  We have to know quite a bit about you and your current oral health to give you the best recommendation. What is the […]

Why Having a Dry Mouth is more than Just a Nuisance

Dry mouth is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem among our adult patients.  Some people are unaware that their mouths feel dry, and others are aware, but do not consider it to be a problem.  It is a problem, and a serious one at that! Dry mouth is a common side effect from many prescription medications, […]

How Can I Prevent Cavities?

Ever heard that phrase, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”?  It is never more true than when applied to cavities. Why Prevent Cavities? Tooth enamel is one of the only parts of the body that cannot heal itself.  For this reason, cavities are never really cured, only “restored”.  We cannot regenerate […]

Sjögren’s Syndrome

We care about your overall health, and we are especially interested on how the condition of your mouth impacts overall health.  There are also systemic conditions that affect the condition of the mouth, and one of those is the focus of today’s blog. Sjögren’s Syndrome is a disorder that has huge ramifications for the health […]

Dry Mouth

What is dry mouth? Dry mouth or xerostomia is a condition in which the salivary glands do not function properly.  In some cases, there is some limited salivary flow. In others, there is no salivary flow at all.  At rest (when not eating), your body is supposed to produce more than 1/10mL of saliva per […]