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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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Know the Causes and Treatments for Chronic Dry Mouth
...Some instances of dry mouth are quite normal — when you first wake in the morning after reduced saliva flow during sleep, when you're stressed, or when you're dehydrated and need fluids...

Why Halitosis Happens
... Halitosis may accompany dry mouth, or xerostomia (xero – dry, stomia – mouth), a condition in which the normal flow of saliva, which cleanses the oral environment and keeps odor-producing bacteria in check, is interrupted...

Keep Your Saliva Flowing - Your Oral Health Depends on it
... For these reasons, it's important for you to find out the cause of chronic dry mouth and treat it...

Proper Cleaning Techniques can Help you Control Chronic Bad Breath
We all experience the occasional bout of bad breath from dry mouth or after eating certain foods...

5 Tips to Keeping a Healthy Mouth During Your College Years
...Consuming too much alcohol can do more than leave you momentarily impaired — it can cause dry mouth, which contributes to tooth decay and increases your risk of oral cancer...

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

Keep an Eye on Your Teeth and Gum Health During Cancer Treatment
...This could create a situation where the mouth no longer produces adequate saliva flow, leading to a condition called xerostomia or 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...

Why Smoking and Dental Implants Don't Mix
...A chronic “dry mouth,” on the other hand, increases the risk of disease...

Chronic Dry Mouth Could be Increasing Your Risk of Dental Disease
... That’s the case for millions of people in America who have a chronic condition called xerostomia or “dry mouth...

Watch Out for These Dental Health Issues as You Age
...Because saliva fights dental infections and helps restore enamel after acid attacks, “dry mouth” can increase your disease risk...

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...