Sometimes if we’re dehydrated or have a case of the nerves, we’ll experience a short case of dry mouth, and this is definitely okay. However, if you find yourself constantly dealing with having a dry and parched-feeling mouth, it’s time to talk to your dentist. There are multiple causes for dry mouth, so determining the root of the cause is important and very helpful for your treatment plan.


June 8th, 2021

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What does oral bacteria have to do with a pretty smile?

Your oral health has a major effect on the overall health of your body, not just in your mouth. By maintaining healthy teeth and gums, you can make your body healthier from head to toe.

Oral Bacteria and Health

Bacteria in the mouth cause tooth decay – by feeding on the sugars in the foods and drinks we consume – they leave behind the waste, in the form of a biofilm known as dental plaque.

 Our mouths have lots of bacteria that is usually harmless. (Did you know that the bacteria in our body aids with digestion and other biological tasks?) However, if you do not brush or floss regularly, oral bacteria can reach dangerously high levels. When this happens, tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections can be the nasty result.


May 26th, 2020

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Diabetes and Oral Health: Partners in Crime!

Did you know that people with diabetes have a higher incidence of periodontal disease or gum disease than people without diabetes? That’s because if you have problems keeping your blood sugars in control, it could lead to an infection and can cause injuries from healing quickly. This is just one example of how diabetes and oral health are connected.


February 13th, 2018

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