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Zinc Identified as Important to Prevent Dry Mouth

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 […]

Dentists-Prefer-Prevention!

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, […]

Cannabis and Cotton Mouth

Cannabis and Cotton Mouth Saliva plays a crucial role in the oral cavity. It helps us digest food and helps maintain a healthy balance of bacteria flora in the mouth1. A lack of this salivary flow, know as dry mouth, can lead to significant discomfort. Dry mouth has been a known side effect of cannabis use over the years1. Common side-effects of dry mouth include: Common symptoms include frequent thirst, cracked lips, sores in the […]

Dry Mouth Products: What one is the Best?

Dry Mouth Products: What one is the Best?   There is no doubt that there are plenty of options to choose from when deciding one what product to buy for dry mouth symptoms. Most of these products claim to be your next “holy-grail”, but their promises fall short when the product stops working almost immediately after use. The market is filled with solutions like lozenges, toothpastes, mouth rinses, melting capsules, and mouth sprays. We get […]

Head and Neck Cancers

Head and Neck Cancers Head and neck cancers constitutes about 4% of all cancers in the United States each year. It’s estimated that every year, around 65,000 people are diagnosed with these types of cancer. There are many forms of head and neck cancers, but they are usually diagnosed within patients over the age of 50. After a head and neck cancer diagnosis, targeted treatments are likely the next step in the process. Radiation therapy, possibly […]