What Can You Do if You Suffer From Dry Mouth?

Dry mouth, also called xerostomia (zero-STOW-me-uh), results from an inadequate flow of saliva. For people who suffer from this irritating and often destructive condition, there are two approaches that will address the condition artificial saliva and saliva stimulators. We recommend you review this article and then discuss your options with your dentist. If you take…

Holiday Oral Health Tips for Kids

Child-Friendly Pointers On Opening Presents, Eating Sweets and Holiday Travel It’s not easy keeping kid’s mouth healthy during the holidays. Chances are good that visions of cookies, desserts and candy canes may be dancing in your children’s heads this holiday season. There are ways to keep your kids’ teeth and gums in shape and to…

Six Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

‘Tis the Season for Mouth Healthy Gifts! Stockings are the perfect opportunity to sneak in that practical gift for a child or teenager and even impress your partner or friend with something thoughtful that lasts long after the Christmas tree comes down. Besides, what better way to feel great about stuffing candy canes and chocolate…

Can Chewing Gum Prevent Cavities?

The Stick You Pick Can Either Harm or Help Your Teeth Chewing gum in various forms has been around since ancient times. The Greeks chewed sap from the mastic tree, called mastiche. On the other side of the world, the ancient Mayans favored the sap of the sapodilla tree (called tsiclte). Native Americans chewed spruce…