Category Archives: dry mouth

New Research On Gum Disease Shows Arthritis (RA) Trigger.

For decades, scientists have conducted research and studies to delve into the delicate interworking of the human body. Often in an effort to pinpoint the triggers for cancer and other diseases, they have carefully examined the intricate and integral nature … Continue reading

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Could Poor Gum Health Trigger Health Challenges Beyond The Mouth?

Riverside Dental Arts recently joined an organization called the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, or AAOSH (aaosh.org/). We felt it was important to be connected with this membership of like-minded dental professionals for several reasons, but mainly because of … Continue reading

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Having A Dry Mouth Creates Extra Challenges For Your Oral Health

Do you feel your breath is not-so-fresh sometimes? For many of us, it occurs when our mouths are dry. However, having a dry mouth can cause problems far worse than bad breath. In every mouth, there is a certain amount … Continue reading

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Healthy Mouth = Healthy Body

Could having good ORAL health give you a ‘leg up’ on having better OVERALL health? I’d like to share some findings that reinforce the need to maintain a healthy mouth. First, allow me to explain why your oral health is … Continue reading

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Simple Ways To Avoid Bad Breath.

Although the title of this blog begins with the word ‘simple,’ for people who struggle with bad breath, there is nothing simple about it. Persistent bad breath is a real problem for some people – once they realize they have … Continue reading

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Is Oil Pulling A Fad To Ignore Or A Beneficial Practice?

I occasionally run across fads and trends on the internet related to dental care, some of them very concerning. I remember seeing a number of posts from people promoting the use of baking soda and peroxide as a DIY whitener … Continue reading

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Quit Smoking For Dental Implant Success

Dental Implants are the most successful tooth replacement option available, having up to a 98% success rate. Today, there are over forty implant systems, each designed to accommodate various needs and preferences. Dental Implants come in many types, each designed … Continue reading

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Hairy Tongue Condition Can Be Resolved Easily In Most Cases.

Hairy Tongue – sounds pretty scary, doesn’t it? It’s actually a medical condition that sounds worse than it really is. A Hairy Tongue occurs when the surface of the tongue becomes discolored and appears furry. In addition to an odd … Continue reading

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Adjust Oral Hygiene To Eating Patterns For Healthier Smiles

Most baby boomers grew up sitting down to a table to eat a meal. For many of us and the generations before us, there was a set time of day for breakfast, lunch and supper. Drinking a soft drink or … Continue reading

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If You Smoke, Know Oral Health Repercussions

Consider that your mouth is the first part of your body to come in contact with cigarette or cigar smoke. Although many people think of the lungs when it comes to the intake of cigarette or cigar smoke, the soft, … Continue reading

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Get Ready For October – National Dental Hygiene Month!

With October upon us, we’d like to remind our patients that October is National Dental Hygiene Month. As we celebrate our terrific team who help to keep your teeth and gums healthy (while making each visit a pleasure!), we would … Continue reading

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Get The Most From Tooth Brushing

Twice daily tooth brushing and daily flossing has long set the standard for maintaining good oral hygiene. While American adults are gaining greater understanding of the importance of good oral health, many still place a low priority on their oral … Continue reading

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Lessen Damage From Sugar For A Healthier Smile

While Americans struggle with obesity (now over one-third of adults), diabetes and an ever-increasing list of inflammatory diseases, they are finding it harder and harder to avoid sugar consumption. It seems to be an unavoidable part of our diets, added … Continue reading

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As Marijuana Use More Mainstream, Users Should Be Familiar With Oral Repercussions

As a dentist, I have a commitment to the health and well-being of each patient’s smile. Whether my patient has healthy natural teeth or has experienced tooth loss and/or other problems, I respect the need and choices of each individual. … Continue reading

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Colas Are NOT Good For Your Smile

When I watch a commercial promoting the ‘refreshing’ and ‘thirst-quenching’ appeal of soft drinks, I can see why so many Americans add them to their daily beverage intake. However, when you know what’s really in those beverages and the havoc … Continue reading

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