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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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Quitting the Smoking Habit Could Vastly Improve Your Dental Health
...Besides bad breath, reduced taste perception and dry mouth, smokers also face higher risk for tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease...

Monitoring Blood Pressure is Important for Both Your General and Oral Health
...Many anti-hypertensive drugs have side effects, such as dry mouth, that can affect your oral health...

Understanding Dry Mouth
The medical term for dry mouth is xerostomia (“xero” – dry; “stomia” – mouth), something that many of us have experienced at some point in life...

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...

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

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...

Keep an Eye on Your Oral Health during Cancer Treatment
...And be sure to drink plenty of water to reduce dry mouth...

Your Age Won't Necessarily Decide Against Straightening Your Smile
...And, if you have restricted saliva flow (dry mouth), wearing orthodontic devices could be uncomfortable and increase your risk of tooth decay...

Be Alert to the Unintended Consequences of Cancer Treatment to Oral Health
...The resulting “dry mouth” creates an environment conducive to bacterial growth and elevated acid levels...

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...

Dry Mouth
-Dry mouth is a condition caused by the mouth being unable to produce enough saliva to keep the mouth wet...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
...Dry mouth or xerostomia may also cause bad breath due to decreased salivary flow...

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