dry-mouth

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.

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June 8th, 2021

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mental-health-awareness

When thinking about our bodies and our mental health – we may think about what most often effects our mental health. We know when we eat good food, get enough sleep, and exercise regularly that we feel good and are contributing positive things to our mental health.

When we don’t do those things, they can have a negative effect on our mental health. But did you know that our oral health and our mental health are also directly linked? In fact, according to the US Library of Medicine…

“People with severe mental illness have 2.7 times the likelihood of losing all their teeth, compared with the general population.”

While we need to take care of our bodies by eating well, etc., we also need to care for our teeth and gums to contribute to our mental health and keep our bodies healthy, that’s why we want to focus this blog on mental health awareness.

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May 25th, 2021

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stress-affects-oral-health

Did you know that stress affects oral health? Bruxism is a condition where you grind, gnash, or clench your teeth. Not only does this mean you may clench your teeth while you’re awake, but it also means you grind your teeth at night. When you grind at night, it’s also known as sleep bruxism. According to The Mayo Clinic, if you do this, you’re also prone to other sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea or snoring. Although mild cases of bruxism may not require treatment, more severe cases of bruxism can cause headaches, jaw problems, damaged teeth, and more.

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April 27th, 2021

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