E-Cigarettes and Oral Health

The use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, is referred to as vaping. Vaping is becoming an increased way to consume tobacco. Over the past five years, teenage tobacco use had been decreasing. Unfortunately, e-cigarette marketing used to target teenagers has caused the smoking trend to reverse, and is increasing again. This is posing a tremendous…

Dry Mouth Causes

We all know drinking water is good for one’s health. However, what do you do when you find yourself drinking far more than the recommended amount and your mouth still feels dry? There are numerous reasons you could be suffering from dry mouth, or xerostomia. Let’s take a look at the top five reasons for…

Dental Cleaning Frequency

How often patients have cleanings is determined by a number of factors. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all kind of answer. The most common intervals for dental cleanings are three months, four months, or six months. In rare cases, some patients require monthly or bi-monthly cleanings. Let’s look at some factors that determine cleaning frequency. Gum Health…

Oral Benefits of Water

Our bodies are 60% water. It is essential in maintaining everyday bodily functions. Aside from aiding physical performance, brain function, digestion, and weight loss, water is necessary to maintain good oral health. Let’s look at some of the many ways water can make your mouth happy! Strengthens Teeth Most city water contains fluoride. Fluoride is…

Alcohol and Oral Health

Research shows that enjoying an adult beverage from time to time is, surprisingly, good for us! Of course, with every endorsement that seems too good to be true, there is normally a caveat somewhere. With regards to alcohol, it’s that booze simply isn’t great for your oral health. So, if you’re drinking more to help…

Do You Have Mask Mouth?

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus and the need for people to wear masks, dentists are discovering new oral health problems. Dentists have dubbed this new condition “mask mouth.” Let’s look at the symptoms and ways to prevent it. Mask Mouth Symptoms The main culprit for most of these symptoms is dry mouth. Wearing a…