Holiday Dentistry: The Causes of Halitosis

An often-embarrassing oral health condition that arises is known as halitosis. Halitosis occurs when bacteria in your mouth produces a foul odor that can be difficult to treat effectively if you're unaware of what the causes of it are. Halitosis, also known as bad breath, can occur due to numerous causes. Foods and drinks, such as garlic, onions, and coffee,... read more »

The Real Power of Chewing Gum and Peppermints

Let’s face it: bad breath is annoying and embarrassing. But if you think that all you need to combat that problem is chewing gum and peppermint, you might find yourself reevaluating your options. It is true that chewing gum and popping mints in your mouth can freshen your breath for awhile. Gum can even activate your salivary glands, creating saliva... read more »

3 Tips for Better Breath

No one likes having bad breath, but it’s even more embarrassing when it seems impossible to cure your bad breath. That’s why our team here at Douglas A. Deam, DMD, PA put together this list of simple tips that will help you have better breath – and more confidence in nearly every social situation. Prevent tonsil stones If you still... read more »

Empty Tube of Toothpaste? We Can Help!

What do you do to keep up your oral health? Do you make a point of brush and floss every day? If so, good for you—but what would you do if you found your toothpaste tube empty one day and weren't able to get more right away? As you can probably guess, you shouldn't just avoid brushing. Fortunately, there are... read more »

What You Need to Know About Your Teeth and Chewing Tobacco

You probably know that using tobacco can lead to serious problems like heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer, but do you know what happens to your teeth when you use tobacco products? You probably know about some of the common problems caused tobacco use. For instance, you probably know that individuals who smoke tend to struggle with bad breath and... read more »

The Implications of Dry Mouth

Dry mouth, officially called Xerostomia, is an oral health problem that many Americans experience. Dry mouth is usually the result of a lack of saliva produced in the mouth and is often a side effect of medication. While dry mouth is common, it is not something to be taken lightly. For most, dry mouth is just a nuisance. For some,... read more »