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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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Help Your Mouth's Ability to Fight Tooth Decay With Better Hygiene and Diet
...If you suffer from insufficient saliva production or dry mouth, try an artificial saliva supplement...

Diet Dos and Don'ts for Oral Health
...Foods that stimulate saliva and/or contribute essential minerals include: Cheese — stimulates saliva and is rich in calcium, contributing to the re-calcification of teeth and protecting against the loss of calcium, Cow's milk — contains decay-counteracting calcium, phosphorous and casein, Plant foods — are fibrous and require chewing, which mechanically stimulates saliva, Water — keeps you hydrated, which is important for saliva production and preventing dry mouth (a condition that promotes acid-producing bacteria), and helps wash away food particles; fluorinated water bestows the protective properties of fluoride (a compound that makes tooth enamel more resistant to acid erosion and promotes re-calcification)...

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...

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 Oral Health during Cancer Treatment
...And be sure to drink plenty of water to reduce dry mouth...

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...

The Top 3 Oral Problems in America - and What You Should Do About Them
... Dry Mouth...

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...

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...

Mouth Breathing Can Lead to Serious Oral Problems, Especially for Children
...This can lead to oral problems like chronic dry mouth, which not only creates an unpleasant mouth feel, it also produces the ideal environment for dental disease...

See Your Dentist if You're Experiencing One of These 3 Oral Problems
...Dry mouth...

Acid Reflux Could Be Damaging Your Teeth
... If you have chronic dry mouth, stimulate saliva production by drinking more water, chewing xylitol gum or using a saliva supplement...

4 Ways Alcohol Could Affect Your Oral Health
...Dry mouth...

See Your Dentist If You Notice Any of These 3 Problem Signs
...Dry mouth...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
... Conditions that can be successfully treated with corrective orthognathic surgery include the following: Open bite, protruding jaw or receding chin Congenital defects such as a cleft palate Malocclusions (bite problems) resulting from underbites or severe overbites Obstructive Sleep Apnea, when more conservative methods fail Difficulty swallowing, chewing, or biting food Chronic jaw or jaw joint (TMJ) pain and headache Unbalanced facial appearance from the front or side Inability to make the lips meet without straining Chronic mouth breathing and dry mouth Facial trauma The Surgical Procedure While every patient's needs are different, it's possible to outline some typical steps in the process...

Aging & Dental Health
... Dry mouth (xerostomia) isn't just an annoyance — it can be harmful to your oral health...

Bad Breath
...A chronically dry mouth (xerostomia), which is often a side effect of certain medications, and tobacco use can also contribute to this problem...

Dry Mouth
Everybody gets a dry mouth from time to time...

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