Tooth Sensitivity

Definition Tooth sensitivity, or dentin hypersensitivity affects the exposed root surfaces or tooth. This occurs when the outside layer of our teeth (enamel) gets thinner, or when gum recession occurs, exposing the underlying surface (dentin), reducing the protection the enamel and gums provide to the tooth and root. Tooth sensitivity affects up to 57% of the population. Signs & Symptoms …

What Causes Dry Mouth?

Definition Known by its medical term, xerostomia (zeer-oh-stoh-mee-ah), dry mouth is when you do not have enough saliva to keep your mouth wet and moisturized. Causes Dry mouth can occur when the glands in the mouth that make saliva are not working properly. Some common causes include: Stress Certain medications Cancer therapy (radiation/chemotherapy) Autoimmune disorders such as Sjogren’s syndrome Smoking …

Quick Remedies for Bad Breath

If you’re looking for a quick breath remedy, these simple tips can help with bad breath in the short term. Raw Fruits and Vegetables: Biting into a crispy apple is a great way to freshen your breath before you can get to brushing. Sugar-free Gum: It does more than refresh your mouth with flavor—it helps remove food particles and increases …

How To Take Care Of Your Dentures

  Dentures are custom-made replacements for missing teeth. They can be taken out and put back in as you please. While dentures take some getting used too, they will never feel exactly the same as a natural set of teeth. Luckily nowadays, dentures are very natural looking and comfortable fitting perfectly to your mouth. HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR …

Three Toothache Remedies

If you have a toothache contact your dentist as soon as you can! If you wait to see a dentist the problem can spread and get much worse. Sometimes pain can occur at times you cannot visit your dentist. Here are a few different things you can try to relieve the pain and discomfort.       1. Cold Compresses …