Dry mouth does not rank very high on the list of items people worry about, but when it comes to dental health, dry mouth can considerably contribute to dental health problems.
What causes dry mouth?
Dry mouth, known as xerostamia, occurs when there is not enough saliva being produced to keep the mouth wet. You’ve […]
Do you avoid things like ice cream and hot drinks because they can send bolts of pain through your teeth and gums? One out of every five people suffer from dentin hypersensitivity, and it can be a real nuisance and even painful to live with. By determining what triggers your sensitivity, you can better manage […]
Do you have a hard time swallowing? Do you find that you need to drink a lot of water to keep your mouth from drying out? It could mean that you have xerostomia, a condition that causes your mouth to dry out due to a lack of saliva.
Saliva has a variety of important functions. […]
There is a simple accurate method way to determine if bad breath originates from bacteria on the tongue:
Take a plastic spoon and gently scrape the surface of your tongue from back to front. This will collect a small amount of tongue debris on the inside surface of the spoon.
Now, smell the spoon. […]