Topics Of Interest

Dry Mouth

Saliva flow keeps the mouth moist and aids in chewing, swallowing, digestion and speech. Dry mouth is a condition from the lack of normal saliva flow.

Causes of dry mouth:
  • Dehydration
  • Emotional stress
  • Anemia
  • Related to surgery
  • Medical Conditions
  • Medication
  • Allergy
  • Anti-depressant
  • Blood pressure
  • Some mouth washes that are high in alcohol content
Dry mouth symptoms:
  • Mouth feels sticky
  • Lips cracked and dry
  • Tongue may have burning sensation

People who experience dry mouth are at high risk for developing cavities, gum disease and bad breath.

Helping dry mouth:
  • Chewing gum / lozenges
  • Humidifier at night
  • Maintaining good oral hygiene

Mouth Guards

Accidents can happen during any physical activity, which is why it's important to take precautions to protect yourself. One way to do this is by wearing a mouth protector. A mouth protector can help safeguard your tongue, lips, and cheek lining from injury. Custom-fitted mouth protectors are made by a dentist and are customized to fit your mouth precisely. A properly fitted mouth protector will stay in place while you're wearing it, making it easy to talk and breathe.

Tooth Fractures

There are various types of cracked teeth, and the treatment and outcome depend on the type, location, and severity of the crack. Unlike a broken bone, a fracture in a cracked tooth can't heal by itself. Therefore, early diagnosis is crucial. Sometimes, it's challenging to determine the extent of a crack, even with high magnification and special lighting. A dental crown can be used to bind and secure a tooth that has developed a crack. When a crack reaches the tooth root, root canal treatment is typically required to treat the injured pulp. It's important to know that if a cracked tooth is left untreated, the situation will only worsen, ultimately leading to tooth loss.