Important Information About Dry Mouth

When you wake up in the morning, does your mouth feel sticky and dry? You may also experience this sensation when you have a cold and have to breathe through your mouth. This feeling is known as dry mouth. It occurs when there is a lack of saliva in the mouth. Saliva is important because it helps rid the mouth of lingering food and bacteria. When bacteria are not removed from the mouth, they will continue to increase and eventually build up along the gum line, leading to problems with decay and gum disease.

4 Ways To Keep Your Gums Healthy

Did you know that gum disease affects more than half of American adults? Gum disease is an infection that develops in the gum tissue. It can be difficult to diagnose, so it is important to be mindful of any changes to your oral health. Look for signs such as red and swollen gums, bad breath, and bleeding gums. There are certain things you can do to ensure your gums remain healthy:

How To Prevent A Dental Emergency & What To Do If One Occurs

We don’t know about you, but we are thrilled that spring is right around the corner. Spring is a time when many of our patients go outdoors to play sports and have fun with family. Nothing can ruin a fun time or exciting plans like a dental emergency. It always seems like an emergency happens at the least ideal time. There are certain things you can do to help prevent a dental emergency. Read on to learn more.

For Healthy Teeth & Gums — What We Recommend

Happy 2024! With the start of the new year, it is a common practice to take time to reflect on the prior year and make changes to improve your life. We want our patients to reflect on their oral health. If it has been some time since you and your family visited our office for an oral hygiene examination and cleaning, there is no better time to schedule an appointment. Even if you have an excellent oral hygiene routine, regular cleanings and examinations in our office are necessary. Read on to learn more about the importance of professional cleanings.

Here’s What Happens When You Don’t Get that Cavity Treated

During your routine oral hygiene examinations, we not only thoroughly clean your teeth, but we also check for problems that can impact your oral health. We look for issues like gum disease and oral cancer. The most common problem that affects our patients of all ages is tooth decay, also known as a cavity. Most people are aware of the term cavity, but do you really understand what it means and how it is caused? Read on to learn more about cavities and what can happen if they are not treated.

Can Chewing Gum Help Your Oral Health?

Would you believe us if we told you that chewing gum could be good for your oral health? While we aren’t referring to sugary gum like Hubba Bubble or Bubble Yum, sugar-free chewing gum can be beneficial to your oral health. Many people consider chewing gum a form of candy, so they don’t chew it as often as they probably should. Chewing gum actually helps prevent tooth decay and cavities.

TMJ Awareness

Do you often wake up with a headache or experience regular, unexplained discomfort in your jaw? If so, you may be suffering from a common condition known as TMJ. This month is TMJ Awareness Month, so we want to explain more about this condition, given that so many people suffer but remain undiagnosed. We hope to provide awareness and support to those who suffer from this condition and help them find relief and treatment solutions. Read on to learn more about TMJ and to determine if you or a loved one is likely suffering from this condition.

The Importance Of Making Good Oral Hygiene A Family Habit

At Family Friendly Dentistry, we care about the oral health of your entire family. We know that caring for a family can be challenging. It may seem like there are always new responsibilities and activities popping up that take away from any free time you may have. No matter how busy you may be, it is important to create an oral hygiene routine that family members of all ages can learn and benefit from. Here are some essentials that should be included: