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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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Monitoring Blood Pressure is Important for Both Your General and Oral Health
...Many anti-hypertensive drugs have side effects, such as dry mouth, that can affect your oral health...

Bad Breath
...A chronically dry mouth (xerostomia), which is often a side effect of certain medications, and tobacco use can also contribute to this problem...

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

Chewing Tobacco is Just as Addictive and Dangerous as Smoking
...And although not life-threatening, it can also give you bad breath, dry mouth and an assortment of dental problems that incur financial and social costs...

Don't Let Smoking Increase Your Chances of Implant Failure
...Besides burning and thickening the surface skin cells inside the mouth, inhaled smoke can also damage salivary glands and lead to dry mouth...

Bad Breath in Children
...Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose can cause a dry mouth...

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

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...

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...