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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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Preventing Dental Disease Starts with Assessing Your Unique Risk
...The primary factors can be represented by the acronym BAD: Bad bacteria, particular strains that produce acid, which at high levels erode enamel and expose the teeth to infection; Absence of saliva, or “dry mouth,” an insufficient flow of saliva that can’t effectively neutralize acid and restore mineral content to enamel; and Dietary habits too heavy in sugar or acid, which can result in bacterial growth and enamel erosion...

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...

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

Encourage Your College-Bound Child to Practice Good Oral Health Habits
...A dry mouth caused by these habits, could put their mouth at higher risk for disease...

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...