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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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3 Common Causes for Chronic Dry Mouth and What You can do About It
Like most people, you’ve no doubt experienced occasional dry mouth as when you’re thirsty or just waking from sleep...

Factors Besides Oral Hygiene that Influence Your Risk for Tooth Decay
...If you're taking medications that cause dry mouth, see if your doctor can prescribe a different one or try using products that stimulate saliva...

Keep an Eye on Your Teeth and Gum Health During Cancer Treatment
...This could create a situation where the mouth no longer produces adequate saliva flow, leading to a condition called xerostomia or dry mouth...

Your Dental Care Efforts are Just as Important as Your Dentist's
...And don’t forget other tooth-friendly practices like avoiding sugary snacks between meals, drinking plenty of water to avoid dry mouth, and even waiting to brush or floss about an hour after eating...

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...

National Fresh Breath Day Reminds Us to Seek Out the Source of Bad Breath
...You may be able to relieve chronic dry mouth and accompanying bad breath by using saliva-boosting agents or drinking more water...

Why Smoking and Dental Implants Don't Mix
...A chronic “dry mouth,” on the other hand, increases the risk of disease...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
... Conditions that can be successfully treated with corrective orthognathic surgery include the following: Open bite, protruding jaw or receding chin Congenital defects such as a cleft palate Malocclusions (bite problems) resulting from underbites or severe overbites Obstructive Sleep Apnea, when more conservative methods fail Difficulty swallowing, chewing, or biting food Chronic jaw or jaw joint (TMJ) pain and headache Unbalanced facial appearance from the front or side Inability to make the lips meet without straining Chronic mouth breathing and dry mouth Facial trauma The Surgical Procedure While every patient's needs are different, it's possible to outline some typical steps in the process...

Aging & Dental Health
... Dry mouth (xerostomia) isn't just an annoyance — it can be harmful to 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...

Dry Mouth
Everybody gets a dry mouth from time to time...