Dental Questions Answered on Chewing Gum

  In order to ensure your oral health care is functioning as intended, you should always look for new and interesting ways to improve your overall health and smile. One highly effective method is to increase the amount of saliva in your mouth. You can accomplish this by chewing sugarless gum after meals. Not only will saliva production increase, but... 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 »

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 »

Foods That Will Help Your Smile

You’ve probably heard that there are several foods and drinks you should avoid. For instance, how many times have you heard that you should stay away from sugar and soda? Conversely, how many times have you been told about the foods you should eat? Unfortunately, people tend to focus on the foods you should avoid rather than the foods you... 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 »