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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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Your Cure for Bad Breath
...Dry mouth, sinus problems, diet and poor oral hygiene can also cause bad breath...

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...

The Importance of Oral Hygiene During Cancer Treatment
...You may also develop painful mouth sores as well as dry mouth...

Bad Breath — Suffer No More
... Some of the oral causes of bad breath include: Naturally occurring bacteria found on the back of the tongue that thrive on food deposits, dead skin cells and post nasal drip (Yuck!); Dry mouth, after sleeping, especially when an individual breathes through his or her mouth; Unclean dentures; Decaying or abscessed teeth; Diseased gums; and Infected tonsils...

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

Dry Mouth FAQs
Dry mouth is a condition that many of us have experienced at some point in life...

Know the Causes and Treatments for Chronic Dry Mouth
...Some instances of dry mouth are quite normal — when you first wake in the morning after reduced saliva flow during sleep, when you're stressed, or when you're dehydrated and need fluids...

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 Treat Chronic Mouth Breathing as Early as Possible
...Chronic mouth breathing can cause dry mouth, which in turn increases the risk of dental disease...

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...