Posts Tagged ‘ dry mouth ’

Concerns Over 60

Dry mouth is not a normal part of aging.  However, it is a side effect in more than five hundred medications.  This is just one reason why it’s so important to tell your dentist about any medications that you are taking.  Your dentist can make recommendations to help relieve your dry mouth symptoms.  Here are […]

Healthy Habits Over 60

Even though it may have been years since you’ve had a cavity, your risk of cavities increases with age.  One of the reasons is dry mouth, a common side effect of many prescription medications.  Here are some helpful tips for maintaining good oral health later in life; ***Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride […]

Important Health Considerations

Everyone knows that a woman’s hormones can cause bloating, irritability, moodiness, and the occasional hot flash or emotional outburst. A recent study by the Academy of General Dentistry states that one’s oral health is also hormone-dependent. As hormonal changes occur throughout a woman’s life she also experiences changes in her oral health. Puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, […]

Cancer

Over a third of the one-point-two million Americans diagnosed with cancer every year may develop painful oral complications from their treatment. If you are undergoing cancer treatment, you may be unaware that a dental examination is a critical step in maintaining your overall health. Someone who receives radiation therapy of the head and neck area […]