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How To Select The Right Mouthwash For Your Best Oral Care

How To Select The Right Mouthwash For Your Best Oral Care

Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Dentists often recommend the use of mouthwash for improved oral care. However, there are quite a number of them, and depending on the state of your current dental situation, you may require different needs than someone else, even your own spouse.

How To Treat And Prevent Periodontitis

How To Treat And Prevent Periodontitis

Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Periodontitis - or gum disease - is an infection in the gums that can lead to tooth loss and illness. It can become a serious infection if not treated quickly and efficiently, can result in tooth loss and can even damage the bone structure of the jaw.
4 Causes Of Tooth Sensitivity For Seniors

4 Causes Of Tooth Sensitivity For Seniors

Written By Anica Oaks / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Anyone of any age can develop tooth sensitivity for a variety of reasons. However, seniors are sometimes likely to experience sensitive teeth due to specific causes like those mentioned below. If one or more teeth become sensitive, a senior should get a dental examination to identify and treat the source of the problem.

How Dental Cleanings Improve Your Overall Health?

How Dental Cleanings Improve Your Overall Health?

Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Many people are unaware that regular teeth cleaning is essential because it contributes towards your overall health and improves your wellbeing in a number of ways. There are certified dentists all around, and you just need to get an appointment to get rid of the dental silt, calculus and regular plaque that can harm your teeth.

How To Avoid Tooth Enamel Erosion

How To Avoid Tooth Enamel Erosion

Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Fun fact: tooth enamel is the strongest tissue in your entire body! This mostly clear outer layer guards your teeth from all that wear and tear, preventing you from feeling extremes in temperatures of all the things you eat and drink. It also protects from acids that could destroy teeth.

4 Ways To Spot Dental Problems Before They Become Serious

4 Ways To Spot Dental Problems Before They Become Serious

Written By Emma Sturgis / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

By building good daily habits to protect your teeth, you can reduce a great deal of pain and expense. Carefully monitor your teeth to make sure that they’re clean before you go to bed. Flossing before bed is especially critical.
Link Between Diabetes And Tooth Health

Link Between Diabetes And Tooth Health

If you know that you suffer from diabetes and are wondering if it may be affecting your gum or tooth health, these are the most common symptoms to look out for.

Written By Abigail Wise / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Bad Breath Causes And What To Do About It

Bad Breath Causes And What To Do About It

Written By Abigail Wise / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Are you constantly embarrassed to talk to people because you have bad breath? Have you tried everything to get rid of your bad breath, but it just doesn’t seem to go away? This is a struggle that many people deal with, so it is nothing to be embarrassed about. However, it could be a sign that something is not right about your total hygiene, though this is not always the cause.

How Stress, Anxiety, And Depression Can Result In Poor Dental Health

How Stress, Anxiety, And Depression Can Result In Poor Dental Health

Reviewed By Ray Spotts

It will come as a surprise to most people that mental health has an impact on oral health. However, it has been established that issues such as stress, anxiety, and depression while seemingly unrelated can harm your dental health. A study by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey has revealed that close to two-thirds of those suffering from depression have also reported experiencing a toothache. Poor mental health has also been linked strongly with gum disease, which makes it even more important for those suffering from anxiety and depression to take extra care to maintain good dental hygiene.

Why Dry Mouth Happens And How To Handle It

Why Dry Mouth Happens And How To Handle It

What happens when your mouth doesn’t create enough saliva and you get dry mouth?

Written By Jennifer Raskin / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Dry Mouth And Its Effects On Dental Health

Dry Mouth And Its Effects On Dental Health

Written By High Oaks Dental Practice / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Dry mouth - also known as xerostomia or cottonmouth - occurs when your salivary glands cannot or don’t produce enough saliva. 
Mouth-Watering Relief For Dry Mouth

Mouth-Watering Relief For Dry Mouth

The medical term for dry mouth is the Greek word Xerostomia, which is quite a mouthful itself. Xerostomia can be caused by dental disease, bacteria, and/or hygiene, along with any number of medical conditions and medical therapies. Painkillers, diuretics, you name it - the fact is that the drugs we take for everything from depression or diarrhea can cause dry mouth as an annoying side effect.
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