As we’ve all been wearing masks over the past year, many of us have gotten a lot more up close with our breath, and realized it might not be the best. Gum and mints only act as a temporary solution for bad breath (halitosis) , but can help in a pinch. Many people suffer from … Read more
Menopause, a phase of life all women must go through, yet many of the symptoms are not frequently discussed. As your dental professionals, we’re here to speak specifically about the oral health impacts of menopause on women. Not only does our oral health change as we age, but for women, menopause brings additional concerns.
Xerostomia occurs when there is a decrease of saliva in the mouth,also known as dry mouth. This can happen for a number of reasons, and sometimes you may not even notice. There is a range of dry mouth from slight to severe. Even if you are unaware you have dry mouth, your dentist or hygienist … Read more
Sjogren’s Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder affecting the moisture producing glands. The body’s immune response is to attack these cells which causes them to stop working. This can be saliva glands, tear ducts and other organs. The issue for oral health occurs when the saliva glands are affected and flow of saliva is reduced. Sjogrens … Read more