The Drawbacks of Wearing a Mask

Posted by Alexandra Plante on  December 3, 2020
The Drawbacks of Wearing a Mask The Coronavirus pandemic has facilitated a litany of new words and phrases; from social distancing to wearing a mask, there’s a new expression for almost everything related to the virus. One expression that many dentists hear now is mask mouth. The phrase refers to a variety of symptoms related to wearing a face mask for long periods. It’s not an official diagnosis, but it’s become a common phrase used
5 Simple Ways to Relieve Dry Mouth   Nearly 1 in 4 adults suffer from dry mouth which is an aliment that is not only uncomfortable to deal with, but can also lead to serious dental issues. Not to worry, there are simple ways to relieve dry mouth: Limit items that inhibit your salivary production: alcohol, mouthwashes that contain alcohol, caffeine, sugar, smoking tobacco, over-the-counter decongestants and antihistamines are all items that will lower the amount
How to Treat Your Symptoms at Home What is Dry Mouth? Dry mouth is a medical condition also known as Xerostomia. It causes a decrease in adequate saliva production in the mouth, which creates an uncomfortable, dry sensation and can make eating and swallowing difficult. Lack of saliva can lead to other symptoms such as mouth sores, bad breath, dry throat, and poor dental health. So, why are you experiencing dry mouth? Causes of Dry
Zinc Identified as Important to Prevent Dry Mouth There is little question that, in many ways, we are what we eat. Our diet fuels our metabolism and our body’s health. A diet that lacks certain vitamins and minerals can cause problems, especially dental problems. That is the point made by Dr. Victor Alapoint, a registered dentist at My Dental Clinic in Dublin, Ireland, in a column titled “8 Ailments your dentist can diagnose, just by


Posted by Dan Chmura on  February 21, 2020
Dentists Prefer Prevention Oral health is more important than many people might realize. Your oral health can provide clues about your overall health. The most important parts of this preventive approach are to brush your teeth daily with fluoride toothpaste that is approved by the American Dental Association (ADA) and flossing daily. In addition, eating a balanced diet, not too high in sugars or refined carbohydrates, will significantly improve oral hygiene. With good dental hygiene,