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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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...

Factors Besides Oral Hygiene that Influence Your Risk for Tooth Decay
...If you're taking medications that cause dry mouth, see if your doctor can prescribe a different one or try using products that stimulate saliva...

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

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...

Winter Tooth Tips
...A dry mouth can result, which can lead to bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease...

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

Chronic Dry Mouth Could Increase Your Risk for Dental Disease
...Then, it's no longer an irritation—chronic dry mouth could also increase your risk of dental 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...

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