Thursday, September 29, 2011

We now offer Friday appointments!!!

Do you need a FRIDAY appointment? We are excited to announce we have some Friday appointments available! We will be available two Fridays a month from 8:00 to 1:00, and have available appointments starting on Fri. Oct 28th... give us a call!

Friday, September 16, 2011

"LIKE: us on Facebook and be entered to win our "Outdoor Lovers" Gift Basket!

Who doesn't LOVE making smores around a campfire! It is the perfect time of year to head up to the mountains and enjoy the outdoors! Enter to win our "Outdoor Lovers" Gift Basket! Simply "LIKE" us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or share a comment about our office and your name will be entered in the drawing!  This basket also includes a $25 Cabelas gift card and more!
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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Dry Mouth

Reduced saliva flow that results in a dry mouth is a common problem among older adults. It is caused by certain medical disorders and is often a side effect of medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, pain killers and diuretics.

Some of the common problems associated with dry mouth include a constant sore throat, burning sensation, problems speaking, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness or dry nasal passages. Left untreated, dry mouth can damage your teeth. Without adequate saliva to lubricate your mouth, wash away food, and neutralize the acids produced by plaque, extensive decay can occur.  Sugar-free candy or gum stimulates saliva flow, and moisture can be replaced by using artificial saliva and oral rinses.

Dry mouth is a potential side effect of numerous medications (prescribed and over-the-counter). Among them are antihistamines, decongestants, painkillers, high blood pressure medications, muscle relaxants, drugs for urinary incontinence, Parkinson’s disease medications, antidepressants and many others. Drying irritates the soft tissues in the mouth, which can make them inflamed and more susceptible to infection.

Without the cleansing effects of saliva, tooth decay and other oral health problems become more common. Patients using oral inhalers for asthma often develop oral candidiasis, an oral fungal infection, and are encouraged to rinse their mouths with water after using the inhaler.  If you are concerned about dry mouth or have any further question, please give out office a call!

SOURCE: Dry Mouth - American Dental Association - 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

"ULTIMATE DATE NIGHT" gift basket winner announced!

Congratulations to our latest gift basket winner, Daffany Q.!!! She won our "ULTIMATE DATE NIGHT" basket!  Keep posted for an upcoming preview of our next gift basket, along with details on how to easily have your name entered in the drawing!