Dry mouth: symptoms, causes, and treatments
Have you noticed that you feel parched or need to drink water more often? Do you have a dry, scratchy throat? You may be experiencing symptoms of dry mouth. Although occasional dry mouth may be a side effect of a cold or dehydration, chronic dry mouth may be a sign of an underlying problem. Here, […]
Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush: Which Is Better?
You know the routine – brush and floss your teeth daily for improved oral health. But, do you know which toothbrush to use or which is better for your needs? Manual and electric or power toothbrushes are readily available at dental offices and in stores. For years, dentists have handed out manual toothbrushes following each […]
Cavities 101: Treatment, Cause, and Prevention
What Are Cavities? The term “cavity” is used to describe dental decay or dental caries because it describes the appearance of decay. A cavity is a hole or indentation, and decay in teeth eventually leads to erosion of the hard outer layer of the tooth. Bacteria and Decay Bacteria live on and within the body […]
An Ounce of Prevention: Cleanings, Cavities, and Fillings
Although the dentist’s office is often seen as a place to go when something has gone awry, dentistry is about far more than correcting issues with teeth. Dentistry’s goal is to give patients the confidence in their general health that comes from the pursuit of optimal oral health. Why is prevention so important in maintaining […]