Many people have occasional dry mouth (xerostomia) because of dehydration or medication they take. Most times, it’s a temporary problem. But chronic dry mouth may indicate a serious medical issue and can cause a variety of oral health problems. Dry mouth happens when salivary glands don’t produce enough saliva. The team at Star Dental wants you to know about dry mouth and how it affects oral health.
When someone has orthodontic problems, it affects more than the way their smile looks. Crooked or crowded teeth are harder to clean, which increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. An incorrect bite can cause problems such as difficulty chewing, jaw pain, and grinding or clenching of the teeth. Also, the appearance of the teeth can affect self-confidence and cause embarrassment. Click here to learn more.
Does this sound familiar? You have a toothache and avoid going to the dentist at all costs. So you try different ways to ease the pain, but nothing is working. Reluctantly, you pick up the phone to schedule an appointment. Now, you’re having second thoughts. You try to think of reasons to cancel the appointment. Then you realize you can’t put it off any longer.