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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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Your Cure for Bad Breath
...Dry mouth, sinus problems, diet and poor oral hygiene can also cause bad breath...

Five Facts About Oral Health During Cancer Treatment
...Common symptoms may include a dry mouth or uncomfortable mouth sores...

Could A Dental Checkup Save Your Life?
...For example, if you complain of dry mouth or snoring, and appear fatigued in the dental chair, your dentist may suspect undiagnosed sleep apnea: a potentially serious condition...

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...

Monitoring Blood Pressure is Also Important During Dental Care
...For example, we may have to adapt and become more diligent about preventing dental disease if you’re taking a blood pressure drug that could trigger reduced saliva flow (dry mouth), a factor in tooth decay...

Curbing Dry Mouth Could Boost Your Oral Health as you get Older
...One possible contributing factor: dry mouth from a lack of saliva...

Don't Let Smoking Increase Your Chances of Implant Failure
...Besides burning and thickening the surface skin cells inside the mouth, inhaled smoke can also damage salivary glands and lead to dry mouth...

Take Steps to Ease That Burning Sensation in Your Mouth
... If we’ve determined you have BMS, there are a number of strategies we can try to bring relief, like stopping or cutting back on habits that worsen dry mouth like smoking, alcohol or coffee consumption, or frequently eating hot or spicy foods...

Treating Dry Mouth is Important for Maintaining Good Oral Health
...So when saliva flow is chronically diminished, it’s more serious than the uncomfortable feeling of “dry mouth” — it can have a detrimental effect on your overall health...

Look After Your Teeth During Cancer Treatment to Avoid Dental Disease
...If the salivary glands become damaged, however, they may produce less saliva and create a condition called xerostomia or “dry mouth...

Stay Hydrated in Winter for Better Year-Round Oral Hygiene
...Consuming alcoholic beverages can cause dry mouth, and may increase the risk of oral cancers...

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...

3 Things You can Do to Ease Chronic Dry Mouth
...That's why chronic dry mouth is much more than just an unpleasant feeling...

That Scalded Feeling Isn't in Your Head - It Could Be Burning Mouth Syndrome
...Other treatment options include: Alleviating dry mouth symptoms by changing medications (as your doctor advises), drinking more water and using saliva-boosting products; Quitting smoking and reducing your consumption of alcohol, coffee and spicy foods; Chronicling your diet to look for connections between individual foods and BMS flare-ups—you may need to restrict these in your diet...

4 Simple Things You Can Do to Stop Bad Breath
...You can increase saliva flow by drinking more water, using saliva-boosting aids, or speaking with your doctor about alternative medications with less of a dry mouth side effect...

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