What You Need to Know About Dry Mouth

Xerostomia, more commonly known as dry mouth, is a condition related to the salivary glands, which help keep the mouth moist, thus preventing decay and other oral health problems. When the salivary glands do not work properly, the amount of saliva in the mouth decreases, resulting in xerostomia. Everyone has a dry mouth once in a while, but if you... read more »

Understanding the Dangers of Tobacco Use

Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products is harmful to your mouth, including your teeth and gums, and can be deadly. How does smoking impact my oral health? Each year, about 480,000 people die prematurely due to smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, and 16 million people live with... read more »