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Relieving the Harmful Effects of Chronic Dry Mouth Can Start with Water
Posted on 7/13/2019 by Karl Olson
Chronic dry mouth is an annoying condition. It is also a condition that can lead to a variety of problems with your oral health. You do not have to live with a constant dry mouth, and you can reduce the risk of the problems associated with the condition. The place where managing dry mouth often starts with the most basic of all ingredients: water. The Effects of Dry MouthSome people may try to live with chronic dry mouth. They do not realize that doing this puts their oral health and the overall health of their body at risk. Chronic dry mouth can lead to a variety of issues. Saliva plays an important role in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. It helps soften and break down food as you chew. The saliva also helps remove any debris left behind. The saliva can help remove bacteria and can help prevent it from growing on the teeth and gums. All these things are essential to good oral health and having chronic dry mouth will mean there is less saliva to do what is necessary. Treating Chronic Dry MouthThere are many things you can do to help relieve the problems of chronic dry mouth. The goal of these things is to keep your mouth moist. Some of the things like chewing on gum can help the mouth generate more saliva, but there is also something very basic people can turn to when they need to get some moisture in their mouth. The solution lies in water. You will not help your chronic dry mouth by chugging down a big glass of water a couple of times a day. Your mouth will continue to dry out in between the glasses of water and that can lead to different problems. Instead of drinking a lot of water at one time, take small sips of water throughout the day. This can help keep your mouth moist and can help take the place of the saliva that you do not produce enough of. When you combine this with some other simple tricks, you can help maintain good oral health despite chronic dry mouth. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment....

Soothing Burn Pain in Your Mouth
Posted on 6/25/2019 by Karl Olson
When you have burnt your mouth, it can be quite unpleasant. Knowing how to soothe the inside of the mouth to make it feel better is always a good thing to think about. If you have any sort of burning pain, you have to first find relief and then call our office. Having help, especially for burns that are pretty bad, is ideal before something worse happens. You need to heal your mouth and we can help you get the best treatment plan possible. How to Soothe Mouth Burn PainYou do not want to eat anything hot or drink anything warm or hot, because this is going to be worse on the mouth overall. You need to be able to cool down the burn feeling in the mouth. Only eat popsicles or things that were cold, such as ice chips because these can cool down the mouth and reduce the pain that comes from having burns in the mouth. Rinsing the mouth with cool water and salt can help to soothe the pain the person feels and also help to refresh the area with the cool, as well as help heal the burn that is in the mouth. You want to speak with our office, we cannot stress this enough, because we want to make sure that the burn is not too bad and that you get the treatment necessary. Call us today to set up an appointment to have us look at the burn you have in your mouth. It is important that you have us take a look, so you don't have to worry about not being able to swallow or eat or being uncomfortable. Speak with us today and we can get you in as soon as possible to assess the situation and recommend the best course of treatment for the specific situation....

Signs You Need to Improve Your Brushing Technique
Posted on 6/15/2019 by Karl Olson
When you brush your teeth, you might feel like you're getting everything and every place in your mouth. However, when our dental hygienists take a look, we can tell that your teeth might need some work. This is because sometimes, you're not getting all of those hard to reach areas. You are missing out specific areas that might see more plaque and build-up than others. There are signs to pay attention to on your own, at home, before these concerning areas turn into decay. Your Brushing Technique Needs to Change if…You feel that you have a layer of plaque on the outside of your teeth that you can feel. This doesn't have to be in the front, it can be in the back, as the back is the number one place our hygienists notice the issues with brushing at. If you are having more and more build up that is causing decay. Again, in the back of the mouth more than the front. Usually when you brush, you are unaware of how you're brushing. By practicing mindful brushing, you can essentially find out where you are not brushing as well, or even at all, and where you might need to pay less attention to. You do not floss. This is a big no-no. You need to make sure that you floss at least once a day. This removes build up in between the teeth that a brush is unable to get. Speak with our office today if you want to get a cleaning done, if you would like more information on how to properly brush or where you need to improve or any other information. We are more than happy to provide this information so that everyone gets the cleanest, best looking smile possible. We care about your oral health and you should too!...
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Relieving the Harmful Effects of Chronic Dry Mouth Can Start with Water
Soothing Burn Pain in Your Mouth
Signs You Need to Improve Your Brushing Technique
Which New Patient Questions Should You Always Ask When Going to a New Dental Office?
What Stress Does to Your Gums
Ideal Dental Goals for 2019
How Your Tongue Affects Your Breath
Ways of Getting Your Smile Ready for Photographs
There Are Many Myths About Root Canals - Do Not Let Them Stop You From Getting Treatment!
Dental Reviews Can Help You Find the Right Dentist
Could Sound Reduction Reduce Your Dental Anxiety?
Questions to Ask the Hygienist at Your Next Appointment
Problems You May Face with Overlapping Teeth
What Dry Mouth Can Do to Your Teeth
What Does the Most Damage to Your Tooth's Enamel?
Common Procedures That Fall Under Restorative Dentistry
Caring for Elderly Teeth is Different than Young Adult Teeth
Recovering from Receding Gums
Do Some People Tend to Get More Cavities?
Can Your Bite Get Adjusted?
Ways of Explaining Dental Pain When You Come See Us
Uncommon Things That Erode Your Enamel
Things to Do to Decrease Tooth Sensitivity Between Visits to Our Office
How Long Does a Socket Take to Heal?
Composite Resin Allows You to Get Veneers Without the Trimming!
Chewing Tobacco Hurts More Than Just Your Teeth
Do Some Foods Clean Off Common Dental Stains?
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Should You Make Homemade Mouthwash?

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