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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 — 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...

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Five Facts About Oral Health During Cancer Treatment
...Common symptoms may include a dry mouth or uncomfortable mouth sores...

5 Tips to Keeping a Healthy Mouth During Your College Years
...Consuming too much alcohol can do more than leave you momentarily impaired — it can cause dry mouth, which contributes to tooth decay and increases your risk of oral cancer...

Keep Alert to These Signs of Impending Tooth Decay
...“Dry mouth” can occur from a number of causes, including some medications and chemotherapy treatments...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
...” Certain health issues and some medications can also cause “dry mouth,” or xerostomia...

Curbing Dry Mouth Could Boost Your Oral Health as you get Older
...One possible contributing factor: dry mouth from a lack of saliva...

Look After Your Teeth During Cancer Treatment to Avoid Dental Disease
...If the salivary glands become damaged, however, they may produce less saliva and create a condition called xerostomia or “dry mouth...

3 Things You can Do to Ease Chronic Dry Mouth
...That's why chronic dry mouth is much more than just an unpleasant feeling...

Do This for Your Dental Health Before, During and After Cancer Treatment
...The effect on these glands can interrupt the normal flow of saliva and cause xerostomia or "dry mouth...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
...Dry mouth or xerostomia may also cause bad breath due to decreased salivary flow...

Dry Mouth
...Dry mouth (also called Xerostomia) is a fairly common condition that is caused by diminished saliva production...

Oral Cancer
...  These include dry mouth and overly sensitive teeth, as well as accelerated tooth decay...

Women and Tooth Care
... Some research has shown that women may be more likely to develop dry mouth, eating disorders, jaw problems such as temporomandibular joint disorders, and facial pain—all of which can be difficult from a physical and emotional standpoint...

Medication and Heart Disease
... A condition called dry mouth is commonly associated with certain medications, including antihistamines, diuretics, decongestants and pain killers...