Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is the reduction of normal saliva. Common causes of dry mouth include aging, side effects of medications, auto immune issues, chemotherapy and radiation therapies, and smoking. This article will help you understand the causes and results of dry mouth, as well as provides a protocol to reduce dry mouth symptoms and prevent tooth decay.
Plaque is basically the bane of your mouth’s existence. This sticky film can accumulate on your teeth and lead to issues like cavities and sore, puffy gums. Is a water flosser the best way to prevent grody plaque from building up between your teeth? Blasting your teeth with an appliance that would fit right in
A new study suggests a link between gum disease and respiratory failure in COVID-19 patients. Emerging research has suggested a there’s a connection between gum disease and SARS-CoV-2, according to a new report, “The Mouth COVID Connection (MCC).” The study, which has been accepted for publication for the October 2020 issue of the Journal of
Fortunately, many of the new safety precautions recommended to dentists have been in place in our office long before COVID-19.
The long-term mental health effects of coronavirus will be felt everywhere: even in your mouth. Experiencing intense flashbacks, nightmares, irritability, anger, and fear? In the face of a traumatic event like the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s common to feel this way.
Many are questioning the safety and validity of root canals and their possible connection to the "c" word—yes, cancer.
There is a weird benefit to nighttime “mouth taping” that you should know about. If you’re like most people, the idea of taping your mouth shut while you sleep might sound a little crazy and maybe even scary. But as it turns out, mouth taping might just be the key to a restful night of sleep and
You have a choice of more than just dental floss to clean between your teeth. There are now hundreds of products on the market for interdental cleaning, ranging from wooden sticks to interdental brushes, and now even oral irrigation devices also known as water flossers (or Water Piks.) Clinical studies of the Water Pik have
We deal with dental phobia every day, and we get it. While our goal is always to make you as comfortable as possible and to give every patient a great experience, we understand that dental phobia is real and can be truly scary.
Our dental patients should know why we are listening (and looking) closer for the telltale signs that they may not be sleeping well.
Who better to treat soccer players than a soccer player? We're thrilled to be the OFFICIAL DENTIST of Nashville Soccer Club.
We support holistic approaches to your oral care. Here's some real talk about oil pulling and how we think it can be beneficial.
We invested in a Surgically Clean Air system because we believe that paying attention to the quality and purity of the air in our office creates a win/win situation for our patients and team members.
Whether it’s the occasional night of too-little sleep or the larger, more chronic sleep debt so many people face, the brain and body are severely compromised by the effects of sleep deprivation, and we are committed to helping our patients understand and treat these challenges. With that in mind, it feels like a good time
Most people don’t realize that mouth breathing is a complex health concern that can lead to sleep apnea, speech impediments, and improper facial growth.
As the holiday season begins, we ask that you help us feed the hungry. For the seventh year in a row, we are teaming to support The Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and help fight hunger. Just bring in 35 non-perishable food items during the entire month of November and we will schedule
SIGN UP ONLINE We understand that dental care needs to be affordable, especially for families. We also know that many companies have cut back on dental benefits or even cut them out entirely. Even if you have dental insurance, you may be concerned about your out-of-pocket expenses, so we make every effort to lighten your
Before you whiten your smile, get the facts.
Over-the-counter pain pills are safer and more effective than prescription opioids for controlling the pain following dental procedures, a review of the evidence has found.
Sometimes cavities fly under the radar, but ignoring early detection can result in a trainwreck.