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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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Bad Breath — Discovering The Causes & Treatments
...Dry mouth is another cause for bad breath, as evident by the dreaded morning breath we all experience from mouth breathing as we sleep...

Cancer Treatment and Oral Health: What You Should Know
...This sometimes results in mouth sores, a dry mouth, and an increased risk of developing dental diseases like tooth decay...

Dry Mouth - Causes, Risks and Cures
A consistently dry mouth is not only uncomfortable and unpleasant but also probably more serious than you think...

Finding the Root Cause of Bad Breath is the Key to Successful Treatment
... That's because there are a number of possible causes for chronic halitosis, among them: xerostomia (chronic dry mouth), caused by mouth breathing; periodontal (gum) disease; or candidiasis, a yeast infection caused by some antibiotics...

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...

Keep a Close Eye on Your Dental Health While Undergoing Cancer Treatment
...Unfortunately, they may also kill non-cancerous, healthy cells; in the mouth, for example, they can damage the cells in the salivary glands and disrupt their ability to produce adequate saliva flow, leading to xerostomia (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...