Have you experienced a dry, sticky feeling in your mouth? Do you have irritated gums or trouble chewing and swallowing? All of these are just a few of the signs of dry mouth, a condition when you don’t produce enough saliva to coat your mouth. We’ll take a look at what causes dry mouth and how to combat it.
Symptoms of Dry Mouth
Common symptoms of dry mouth include having:
A dry, sticky mouth
A dry tongue
A burning sensation in your mouth
Healthy gums are the foundation for healthy teeth. They are made of connective tissue and are meant to house and protect the roots of your teeth. Without gums, your teeth would be vulnerable to rapid decay. If your gums are infected, this could be the beginning of more serious complications for your oral health. Having great oral hygiene doesn’t just mean keeping your teeth clean; it also means keeping your gums clean. So are gums able to grow back if damaged?
Many of our patients have made it one of their New Year's resolutions to improve their smiles, and the great thing about that is that there are plenty of ways to do just that. Here are six resolutions to keep for a more beautiful, healthy smile.
1. Eat Tooth-Friendly Foods
Not all diet food has to be bland! There are many healthy foods for stronger teeth that are delicious too, including nuts, apples, carrots, berries, yogurt, and cheese. Make it a point to ...
Have you noticed your teeth chattering in the cold weather? Or maybe your teeth simply hurt as soon as you step out in the cold weather or sip on a cold beverage. When the temperature changes, it can actually cause the soft dentin underneath our tooth enamel to contract and expand, and tooth sensitivity occurs when dentin is exposed.
Causes of Sensitivity
While cold weather doesn’t necessarily cause sensitivity, it does highlight any tooth sensitivity that you have because the air is reacting ...
Whether we like it or not, careers are often defined by first impressions from when we're networking to interviewing with a company for the first time to meeting a client over lunch. Aside from a firm handshake, a smile is one of your best accessories for career success. If you’re embarrassed by your smile, this can greatly affect your self-confidence and ability to succeed. But there’s no need to frown: there are plenty of cosmetic options available to restore your smile ...