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    Do you have dry mouth like a desert? Here’s why

    Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, happens when salivary glands in your mouth do not produce enough saliva. If you have dry mouth, you may constantly feel the need to drink water- only to find that you still have a ‘dry feeling’ afterwards. Having a dry mouth may result in bad breath, a dry tongue, difficulty swallowing, and a general unpleasant feeling. Causes of dry mouth: Medications Side effects of several medications, including over-the-counter antihistamines and pain relievers, may include dry mouth. Tobacco, caffeine, and alcohol use Reducing tobacco, caffeine, and alcohol use is not only beneficial for your overall health, but also will reduce dry mouth. Certain health conditions…

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    Oral Health Is Still Important After 50!

    Unlike wine, teeth don’t always get finer with age! However, with all the advanced technology we have today, it’s not uncommon for older adults to keep their natural teeth by maintaining their oral health with a proper hygiene routine and a healthy diet. Here are some tips you can follow to ensure a healthy smile: Brush with a fluoride toothpaste at least two times a day to decrease your risk for cavities Use a soft toothbrush to prevent wearing down gum tissue and sensitive areas Floss and use interdental cleaners regularly to clean areas your toothbrush can’t reach Keep making appointments with your dentist If you suffer from xerostomia (dry mouth), a…

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    Do you have a TMJ disorder?

    Is it painful or difficult for you to open and close your mouth? If the answer is yes, you might have a TMJ (temporomandibular joints) disorder. The temporomandibular joints include the joints, muscles, ligaments, bones that are responsible for not only the opening and closing of your mouth, but also chewing, speaking, and swallowing. They also control the movement of the mandible (the lower jaw). Between the ball and socket is a disc for each joint. This disc allows the jaw to open wide, rotate, or glide by acting as a cushion. If the TMJ system fails to work properly, it may lead to a disorder that can cause pain…