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Dry Mouth and What it Means

There are few things more uncomfortable than a dry mouth. It can make it hard to speak, impossible to swallow, and it might seem like you're overly thirsty. If this happens just once in a while, it's probably nothing to worry over excessively. You might just be slightly dehydrated, and the condition passes relatively quickly. [...]

Dry Mouth and What it Means2022-07-05T20:06:03+00:00

Do You Have Diabetes?

Diabetes and Dentistry What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to regulate blood sugar levels. Specifically, this is due to the lack of the hormone insulin, which helps the body cells absorb glucose (sugar). There are two variations of the disease. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition preventing [...]

Do You Have Diabetes?2021-06-12T16:49:46+00:00

What’s In Saliva?

Why Do We Have Saliva? And why is it important to teeth? Saliva plays a critical role in the digestive process. While the jaw and teeth do the hard work of chewing, saliva is there to provide moisture, lubrication, and help break down food. Then, of course, it also makes swallowing the food a whole [...]

What’s In Saliva?2020-12-29T23:11:02+00:00

Dry Mouth FAQs

Is Dry Mouth A Minor Annoyance or A Serious Problem? Dry mouth can be either a minor annoyance or a serious problem. Most everyone experiences the sensation at one point or another, and we all know how uncomfortable and awkward it feels. Your tongue may feel trapped or almost sticky, and it can even feel [...]

Dry Mouth FAQs2020-09-01T08:00:59+00:00

Asthma and Your Mouth

If you are one of the millions of Americans who have asthma, make sure you are aware of the implications for your mouth. If it's been a while since your last appointment, consider scheduling an exam, cleaning, and X-rays at Steinberg & Associates. We'll give you a complete dental checkup and evaluation of your oral [...]

Asthma and Your Mouth2020-06-23T08:00:20+00:00

Saliva Protects Your Teeth

Dental Benefits of Saliva A healthy flow, keeps you good to go! Saliva provides many benefits to teeth, which usually go unnoticed in a healthy mouth. However, the discomfort of chronic dry mouth (xerostomia) is impossible to ignore! If you experience this condition, contact our office today at (586) 771-4411. Saliva helps lubricate the teeth [...]

Saliva Protects Your Teeth2020-03-24T08:00:42+00:00

Chronic Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

Dry Mouth Can Be Harmful Oral health includes a healthy flow of saliva. Dry mouth (also called xerostomia) is usually just a short term symptom of dehydration. However, if reduced saliva flow becomes a chronic issue, it can lead to more serious dental problems. That's because saliva coats teeth to provide a protective layer against [...]

Chronic Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)2019-10-08T08:00:41+00:00

Grow Older with Your Teeth

As we grow older, it's natural for changes in our mouths, gums, and jawbone to occur. However (thanks to preventive dentistry) people nowadays are keeping their natural teeth longer and longer. Prevent Tooth Loss as You Grow Older Neglect is the main cause of tooth loss, and most problems can be prevented with a simple [...]

Grow Older with Your Teeth2019-09-03T08:00:14+00:00

Should You Use Mouthwash?

The Answer is... Maybe! Mouthwash, or mouth rinses, are primarily used to remove food debris after brushing and flossing. They provide a pleasant taste, freshen the breath, and (depending on the active ingredient) can also protect against plaque & bacteria, periodontal disease, and/or cavities. So should everyone use mouthwash? Not exactly. Some people who use [...]

Should You Use Mouthwash?2019-06-18T08:00:00+00:00

Do You Have Dry Mouth?

Dehydration and Dry Mouth can Affect Oral Health If you only occasionally find yourself with a dry mouth, then it's probably nothing to worry about. It's just a natural sign of being thirsty. However, if lack of saliva flow becomes a chronic condition, then it can become a dental issue. That's because saliva has an [...]

Do You Have Dry Mouth?2019-01-08T08:00:23+00:00