Wearing masks all day over the past year, it seems many of us have gotten a lot more up close with our breath, and realized that it might not smell that great. While gum or mints can be handy in a bind, they are definitely only a temporary fix for bad breath also known as … Read more
A phase of life all women must go through, yet many of the symptoms are not frequently discussed. This phase is called Menopause. This month we are speaking specifically about the oral health impacts of menopause on women. Not only does our oral health change as we age, but for women, menopause brings additional concerns. Did you know every day around approximately 3,000 women will reach menopausal age?
Dry mouth also known as Xerostomia occurs when there is a decrease of saliva in the mouth. There are a number of reasons for this, and sometimes you may not even notice. Xerostomia (dry mouth) can range from slight to severe. Even if you don’t notice your dry mouth, your dentist or hygienist might. Some … Read more
You may be asking what exactly is Sjogren’s Syndrome? Sjogren’s Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which the body begins attacking its own moisture producing glands. This can be your saliva glands, tear ducts or other organs. The main issue for oral health occurs when the saliva glands are affected and flow of saliva is … Read more
As many of you know, due to advancements in medical technology we’re living longer than we ever. By the year 2030, the last of the Baby Boomers will turn 65 and older individuals will account for 20% of our population. While this is wonderful news for all of us, it also presents other issues to … Read more