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.Read more »
Should you really be using a water flosser?
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 inRead more »
How we use technology to minimize germs
Fortunately, many of the new safety precautions recommended to dentists have been in place in our office long before COVID-19.Read more »
Do root canals cause cancer?
Many are questioning the safety and validity of root canals and their possible connection to the "c" word—yes, cancer.Read more »
Water Flossing 101
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 haveRead more »
Does oil pulling really work?
We support holistic approaches to your oral care. Here's some real talk about oil pulling and how we think it can be beneficial.Read more »
Here’s what really happens when you’re sleep deprived.
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 timeRead more »
Mouth breathing: what every parent needs to know
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.Read more »
5 myths about teeth whitening
Before you whiten your smile, get the facts.Read more »
Dental Mythbuster: cavities don’t always hurt.
Sometimes cavities fly under the radar, but ignoring early detection can result in a trainwreck.Read more »