Dry mouth (xerostomia) and its contribution to periodontal (gum) disease

A dry mouth (xerostomia) is a condition where the salivary glands fail to produce enough saliva to keep the mouth moist. Once this happens, there is no way for food debris or bacteria to be washed from the surface of teeth and this can greatly increase the chances of cavities and periodontal (gum) disease. Although […]

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How a Root Canal Will Protect Your Tooth

When a tooth has been infected or badly decayed, it can cause severe pain and lead to other dental complications. Failing to treat the tooth can cause long-term consequences because the tissue around the tooth can become infected. Eventually, an abscess can form around the tooth. If you are experiencing pain or your dentist has […]

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