What Is Dry Mouth?

Is your mouth often dry with little saliva? Does your mouth feel sticky or do you have any difficulty swallowing or chewing? Is your tongue dry or does it feel grooved? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may have a condition called dry mouth. Other symptoms can include bad breath, thick […]

Digital Radiographs: The New Dental X-Rays

Like many modern technologies, dentistry has gone digital!   Today’s dental x-rays, also known as radiographs, use digital processes that expose our patients to less radiation than in the past. In fact, the amount of radiation that you’ll receive at our office is less than what you’d experience in a day at the beach or […]

7 Secrets of a Healthy Mouth

Good oral health means creating a healthy environment in your mouth. You may be brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily. But that’s just part of the picture. Here are 7 more essentials to a healthy mouth: Come in for a dental cleaning and checkup twice a year. We’ll catch problems like tooth […]

To Chew or Not To Chew

Chewing gum has been around for a long time. In fact, our ancestors used natural materials like tree resin, sweet grasses and waxes for their chewing pleasure and to freshen the breath. New England Native Americans taught early colonists to chew the gummy resin that seeps from cuts in spruce trees. 200 years ago, lumps […]

Migraines May Be Linked to Mouth Bacteria

Individuals who suffer from migraine headaches are often counseled to avoid certain trigger foods – for example, chocolate, wine and foods containing nitrates. A recent study, however, shows that it may not be the food causing the headaches but rather the bacteria from the food that is left in the mouth. The research from the […]

3 Tips for Oral Health During Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, you take extra care with your health by taking vitamins, eating right, going to your doctor checkups and getting plenty of rest. But are you thinking of good oral health care as part of your pre-natal care?   During pregnancy, the acidity level in your mouth rises which increases the risk […]

Tooth Enamel: Working Hard to Protect Your Teeth

When you smile at your reflection in a mirror, you are seeing the enamel covering on your teeth. Enamel is the hardest substance in your body and is primarily made of minerals.   Here is a quick look at what makes up your teeth:   The enamel covers the outer layer of your teeth, forming […]