Since we’ve all been wearing masks over the past year and beyond , many of us have gotten a lot more up close with our breath, and realized that it might not smell that great. While gum or mints can be handy in a bind, they are definitely only a temporary fix for bad breath … Read more
Menopause, a phase of life all women must go through, yet many of the symptoms are not frequently discussed. We’re here to speak particularly about the oral health impacts of menopause on women. As we age our oral health changes, but for women, menopause brings additional concerns. Around 3,000 women reach menopausal age daily, but the manifestations of menopause in oral health are even less widely discussed than overall symptoms.
Decrease of saliva in the mouth is known as dry mouth or Xerostomia. This can happen for a number of reasons, and sometimes you may not even notice. Dry mouth can range from slight to severe. Even if you don’t notice your dry mouth, your dentist or hygienist might. Some causes of dry mouth are: … Read more
Xylitol has been making itself known , so you may have heard a lot about it lately. Xylitol is most often found in candies and chewing gum as a substitution for sugar. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol sourced from corn or birch trees. It has a texture and sweetness both comparable to sugar, but with … Read more
Have you ever experienced the sensation of your mouth being dry? In the medical and dental field we call this xerostomia (zeer-oh-stomia). Does this experience occur on a regular basis? If you do suffer from dry mouth, you are certainly not alone. As many as 400 medications list xerostomia as a side effect. Take a … Read more