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June 2018

How Your Eating Habits Affect Your Oral Health

How Your Eating Habits Affect Your Oral Health

By | Oral Health

What you eat has a big impact on the health of your mouth, teeth and gums.  Chewing and swallowing are the first part of the long journey through your digestive system.  The nutrients you consume make their first point of contact in your mouth, which has a big impact on your oral health. Here are a few recommendations to help you eat foods that are nutritious and keep you healthy.   According to the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and…

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How to Effectively Treat Dry Mouth

How to Effectively Treat Dry Mouth

By | Oral Health

Many people suffer with dry mouth, a condition which is difficult to diagnose and treat.  Patients who take multiple prescriptions are more likely to have dry mouth since it is a common side effect of drugs used to treat depression, anxiety, pain, allergies (antihistamines and decongestants), diarrhea, urinary incontinence, Sjogren’s Syndrome and Parkinson’s disease. Medical treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy may also lead to dry mouth if the salivary glands are damaged.  It is important to work with your…

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