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Importance of Saliva and its Effects on Your Mouth



Saliva is an important part of a healthy body. It is mostly made of water but also contains important substances that your body needs to digest food and keep your teeth strong. Saliva is important because it: Keeps mouth moist and comfortable Helps chew, taste, and swallow Fights germs in your mouth and prevents bad breath Has proteins and minerals that protect tooth […]

Is Smokeless Tobacco Harmful?



There is no such thing as a harmless tobacco product. Smokeless Tobacco can cause serious health problems. Just because you are not smoking it, doesn’t mean it can’t be harmful. Many types of cancers, as well as your teeth and overall oral health, are certainly not safe from the adverse effects of tobacco products.  Types […]

How Does Chemotherapy Affect the Mouth?



Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to treat cancer. These drugs kill cancer cells, but they may also harm normal cells, including cells in the mouth. Side effects can include problems with your teeth and gums. What Mouth Problems Can Chemo Cause? Everyone’s side effects are different, the problems depend on the chemotherapy drugs and […]

Can stress affect my mouth?



Long-term stress can certainly hurt your health both physically and emotionally but one thing many people don’t know is that it can also be bad for your teeth and mouth. It’s important to pinpoint the causes of your stress and know your body’s early warning signs. Paying attention to oral symptoms of stress can provide […]

Why does alcohol-free mouthwash still burn my mouth?



Most mouthwashes advertise their tingling sensation as a sign that the product is working. But for many people, using mouthwash doesn’t feel refreshing it feels painful, and it burns. If you switch to a mouthwash that doesn’t contain alcohol but still experience the burning sensation, you may be sensitive to one of the other active […]

What causes tooth sensitivity?



Have you ever felt pain or discomfort after a bite of ice cream or a spoonful of hot soup? If so, you’re not alone. While pain caused by hot or cold foods could be a sign of a cavity, it’s also common in people who have sensitive teeth. When you have sensitive teeth, certain activities, such as brushing, […]

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