ICYMI: World Sjögren’s Day

ICYMI: Today is World Sjögren’s Day On July 23rd, we honor Swedish ophthalmologist, Dr. Henrik Sjögren, who first observed the immune system disorder characterized by dry eyes and dry mouth, now known as Sjögren’s Disease. This is how the Sjögren’s Foundation describes the day: “It is a day meant to put a face on the millions of people who live with this disease or suffer from symptoms and have yet to be diagnosed. It gives […]

June is Oral Health Month

June Is Oral Health Month! In case you missed it: June is Oral Health Month! In honor of Oral Health Month, the Lubricity team would like to share the importance of your oral health and some tips to achieve optimal oral health.  According to the American Dental Association, your mouth may be the first indicator of nutritional deficiencies or even general infections. Some of these signs may be oral lesions or other oral health issues.  […]

Zinc – Important to Prevent Dry Mouth

Zinc – Important to Prevent Dry Mouth Zinc is a mineral that is critical for several vital functions in our bodies. Its primary role is to ensure the proper functioning of our cells, both their growth and division. Zinc helps your immune system and metabolism function as well.   Additionally, too little zinc can negatively affect one’s oral health, leading to gum disease, dry mouth, a loss of sensation in the tongue, and an altered […]

Medications: The Number One Cause of Dry Mouth

Medications: The Number One Cause of Dry Mouth Meet the Author: Sara Juliano, RDH I have been a registered dental hygienist for over a decade. I have had the pleasure of working with amazing patients and educating them on their oral health throughout my career. Recently, I made the conscious decision to branch out within the dental field, choosing to maintain my dental hygiene license, and become a dental educator. With a passion for oral […]

How Much Caffeine is Too Much?

How Much Caffeine is Too Much? Caffeine is a large part of many people’s day. Coffee can be an essential part of someone’s morning routine or even soda during dinnertime. While caffeine may seem like an integral portion of the day, too much caffeine can affect your overall health. Moreover, typically when we think of caffeine, we initially think of coffee, but caffeine is in many different beverages.  How Much is Too Much? It is […]