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Mouthwashes fall into two basic categories: therapeutic and cosmetic. While cosmetic mouthwashes can be appealing, I think they tend to have a less than desirable effect; often are very pungent, leaving the gum tissue and teeth sensitive. Therapeutic rinses can be helpful coming by OTC...

Xerostomia commonly known as "dry mouth" is prevalent today for a variety of reasons, frequently associated with mediation we take. These medications range from OTC (over the counter) to prescription. Xerostomia increases the risk of tooth decay and affects overall health. It is so common...

Yea! We have a winner!! For the past several weeks, our patients have been submitting their names for a drawing to win a big bear. The drawing too place today. Sharon Magee won the Christmas Bear drawing on 12/20/18. Happy holidays and Congratulatons Sharon!...

Fluoride is a mineral that is beneficial for teeth. It can help strengthen tooth structure against cavities. It can also re-mineralize weakened enamel. Professional strength fluoride is applied by your dental care giver and is generally applied on children's teeth. Adults can benefit by the...

Many medications have undesirable side effects which can manifest in the mouth. Some blood pressure medications can reduce saliva flow and dry the mouth, which can contribute to decay. Some anti-depressants can cause clenching and dry mouth, which can cause teeth to crack. Other medications...

Welcome to what I call "candy season" nonstop from now, until Easter is over. We made it through Halloween, now onto Thanksgiving. So many choices and temptations for sweets out there.  When you choose to eat those treats, ideally consume them with a meal or in...

Early childhood caries (ECC) is one of the most common childhood diseases. Likely, it is the most easily prevented. Children should begin seeing the dentist within six months of the eruption of their first tooth. At these first visits, parents are instructed on how to properly...

One of the most common mouth sores is a canker sore. They are small, shallow ulcers that can develop at the base of the gums or on the cheeks, and occasionally at the back of the throat. Also called "aphthous ulcers", they are not to...

Some people seem to think that if a tooth needs a crown, that it also has to have root canal therapy. These procedures are entirely separate from each other and most certainly; one can be performed without the need for the other. If your dentist...