January 5, 2010

New Year + More Stress = Dental Related Problems

Filed under: Health and Dentistry — Richard Ulrich @ 2:47 pm

As we kick off the new year we begin to realize that we will be faced with many new stresses.

How this relates to dentistry…..

If you are under alot of stress (we ALL are these days), you may be grinding your teeth which can ultimately lead to an array of dental problems.

If you wake up with headaches or jaw aches. The only downside is that you probably do not know that you grind your teeth; your spouse or significant other most likely notices.

December 18, 2009

Holiday season and soda pop

Filed under: Health and Dentistry — Richard Ulrich @ 11:24 pm

Studies show that over the holidays people tend to drink more soda pop.

Is anyone going to brush their teeth more frequently over the holidays??

July 24, 2009

Causes of Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

Filed under: Health and Dentistry — Tags: — Richard Ulrich @ 9:16 am

Dry Mouth can be caused by a variety of  factors.
- Certain types of medication:
- Celebrex, Lipitor, Prozac, Wellbutrin, Allegra,  Lunesta, Ditropan, Lexapro, Aleve, Zoloft, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, Paxil, Detrol, Zyrtec.

- Different types of foods
- Caffeinated beverages
- Not being properly hydrated
- Dieting in an unsafe manner
- Tobacco products
- Various types of illness

Recommendations by Smiles on 6th

- Talk with your physician to see if it is possible to switch medications to avoid possible dry mouth side effects
- Make a habit of carrying around a water bottle (BPA free) with you during the day
- Try our sample kits from Biotene to relieve all aspects of Dry Mouth
- Practice good oral hygiene
- Dry Mouth goes hand in hand with bad breath, so its best to work from the source of the problem instead of resorting to changing medications or covering up the problem with over the counter temporary solutions
- Talk with us for a complete solution to your problem. Or drop me an email, post on this blog or contact us using one of our three contact forms.

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