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Dry mouth, also referred to as xerostomia is mainly alleviation of saliva production. Since, it’s an intrinsic problem and not a disease, managing underlying causes can help one get rid of dry mouth. Hence, spotting the causes that trigger dry mouth syndrome is of utmost importance. Symptoms of dry mouth: - Dry and fissured lips - Dry and rough tongue - Problems with chewing dry food - Altered sense of taste - Thick saliva - Increased plaque & tooth decay - Burning sensation in the mouth - Mouth sores Causes of dry mouth: As mentioned earlier, reduction in saliva production causes dry mouth. Here’re few reasons why salivary glands might not work the way they should 

It is bittersweet to say our goodbyes to a long time member within our Signal Hill Dental Centre team, Debbie. It is with mixed emotion that I am announcing my retirement. ...

With spring time comes cleaning, and we don’t just mean house cleaning. The AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) has recommended five crucial tips for great oral health. MADISON, Wis. (March 18, 2013) — Annual spring cleaning rituals should also include taking inventory of teeth cleaning routines, according to experts at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. The following are five habits dentists recommend that adults do each day to keep oral hygiene in top shape. 1. Use an Electric Toothbrush At more than 30,000 strokes per minute compared to the average of 100 strokes per minute with a manual toothbrush, electric toothbrushes work harder by pushing fluid between teeth and around the gum line, which provides a more effective cleaning. Dr. Kellee Kattleman Stanton, a Minnesota cosmetic dentist and Sustaining Member of the AACD says, “Regardless of whether or not you have cavities, using an electric toothbrush over time prevents gum inflammation, gingivitis and periodontal disease.” 2. Floss at Night The CDC reports that nearly 65 million Americans—one out every two adults ages 30 and older—have gum disease. Therefore, flossing once a day is crucial to avoid plaque and tartar, a hard mineral deposit that can cause gums to become swollen and inflamed, leading to gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease.

A common inquiry at the office with many of our patients is “What are receding gums?” Simply put, receding gums are a result of gum disease which cause your gum line to have a receding appearance. How are they caused Receding gums can because caused by a number of factors. Most commonly it is because of the bacteria that accumulates in your mouth from gum disease which starts to form plaque. A build-up of this plaque causes an inflammation of the gums which leads to an erosion of the gum tissue – resulting in a receding appearance. The build-up of bacteria can occur when there is improper or insufficient flossing and brushing. A secondary reason to receding gums is overaggressive brushing. Brushing too often or too harshly can wear away enamel at the gum line, leading to receding gums.