The prevalence of dry mouth in the U.S. ranges from 5.5% to 46%, with an increase in cases correlating with age. Several factors, including dehydration, aging, medications, radiation therapy, tobacco use, nerve damage, and autoimmune diseases, can cause dry mouth. Symptoms of dry mouth include thirst, difficulty speaking, and a sore throat. A dry mouth […]
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Can Broken Teeth Cause Dental Problems?
Broken teeth are a common dental issue typically caused by tooth decay, facial trauma, large or multiple tooth fillings, or tooth grinding. A broken tooth is usually considered a dental emergency and must be treated immediately because it can lead to several serious dental problems if left untreated. Infection or Sepsis If the tooth breaks […]
What Does Your Dental Hygienist Look for During a Cleaning?
Dental cleanings are the most common procedure in a dental office. During a dental cleaning, your dental hygienist carefully examines each tooth using specialized tools to look for symptoms of tooth decay, gum disease, injured teeth, infection, and abscesses. A Dental Place recommends you receive professional teeth cleaning every six months so your hygienist can […]
Do I Really Need to Floss?
Everyone has a multitude of bacteria in their mouths, and over time, those bacteria form plaque on our teeth. We remove most of the plaque when we brush them, but the areas between our teeth and under the gums are missed while brushing. Only by flossing can we remove the plaque in those areas. If […]