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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Halitosis
... Bad breath may be caused by the following: Poor dental hygiene - poor oral hygiene can leave food particles to decay in the mouth Infections in the mouth such as periodontal (gum) disease Respiratory-tract infections such as throat infections, sinus infections, lung infections External agents including foods such as garlic, onions, and coffee, as well as cigarettes and chewing tobacco Dry mouth caused by salivary gland problems or by breathing through the mouth Systemic illnesses such as diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease, lung disease, sinus disease, reflux disease and others Call our office promptly if you have bad breath with painful, swollen gums that bleed easily or loose teeth...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
...” Certain health issues and some medications can also cause “dry mouth,” or xerostomia...

Preventing Dental Disease Starts with Assessing Your Unique Risk
...The primary factors can be represented by the acronym BAD: Bad bacteria, particular strains that produce acid, which at high levels erode enamel and expose the teeth to infection; Absence of saliva, or “dry mouth,” an insufficient flow of saliva that can’t effectively neutralize acid and restore mineral content to enamel; and Dietary habits too heavy in sugar or acid, which can result in bacterial growth and enamel erosion...

Treating Dry Mouth is Important for Maintaining Good Oral Health
...So when saliva flow is chronically diminished, it’s more serious than the uncomfortable feeling of “dry mouth” — it can have a detrimental effect on your overall health...

The Top 3 Oral Problems in America - and What You Should Do About Them
... Dry Mouth...

4 Tips for Achieving Better Hygiene
...But smoking, alcohol and caffeine can cause dry mouth...

Encourage Your College-Bound Child to Practice Good Oral Health Habits
...A dry mouth caused by these habits, could put their mouth at higher risk for disease...

Why Smoking and Dental Implants Don't Mix
...A chronic “dry mouth,” on the other hand, increases the risk of disease...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
... Conditions that can be successfully treated with corrective orthognathic surgery include the following: Open bite, protruding jaw or receding chin Congenital defects such as a cleft palate Malocclusions (bite problems) resulting from underbites or severe overbites Obstructive Sleep Apnea, when more conservative methods fail Difficulty swallowing, chewing, or biting food Chronic jaw or jaw joint (TMJ) pain and headache Unbalanced facial appearance from the front or side Inability to make the lips meet without straining Chronic mouth breathing and dry mouth Facial trauma The Surgical Procedure While every patient's needs are different, it's possible to outline some typical steps in the process...

Aging & Dental Health
... Dry mouth (xerostomia) isn't just an annoyance — it can be harmful to your oral health...

Bad Breath
...A chronically dry mouth (xerostomia), which is often a side effect of certain medications, and tobacco use can also contribute to this problem...

Dry Mouth
Everybody gets a dry mouth from time to time...

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