What Is Dry Mouth?

Does your mouth ever feel extremely dry or like it’s full of cotton when you wake up in the morning? If so, you are experiencing dry mouth. This condition occurs when there is too little saliva in the mouth. Continual issues with dry mouth can be problematic because saliva is necessary to help rinse away lingering food and bacteria. When bacteria lingers on and between the teeth as well as along the gumline, it will lead to problems such as gum disease and tooth decay.

Does Poor Oral Health Affect Heart Health?

At Integrity Dental, we are passionate about helping our patients have optimal oral health. Unfortunately, there are always some individuals who do not make their oral health a priority. Poor oral health can be caused by a number of factors, including poor brushing habits, a lack of routine dental care, and delayed treatments. Being diligent with your oral health does more than help your teeth and mouth. Not caring for your mouth properly can lead to complications with your overall health, including problems with your heart.

Alternatives To Try Instead Of Eating Candy This Halloween

This year seems to be flying by! It’s hard to believe that it is already October and Halloween is right around the corner. Do you have a sweet tooth? Maybe someone in your family does, or you dread Halloween because it’s too easy to overindulge. It is fine to have a sweet treat now and then, but eating candy and other sweets in excess can lead to serious complications with your oral health. Thankfully, there are so many other options available in place of consuming your Halloween candy. Here are some of our favorite ideas:

Importance Of Caring For Your Oral Health When Sick

It’s hard to believe that the summer season is coming to an end and fall is right around the corner. Although our weather may say something different, take any trip to a local store, and you will find endless amounts of fall and holiday items. While we hope all of our patients remain healthy during this time, occasional illnesses are always possible. If you should happen to fall ill, there are certain changes you should be making to help prevent any complications with your oral health.

What Is Dental Plaque?

At Integrity Dental, we want our patients to become educated about how to improve their oral health. The best way to improve your oral health is to have an excellent oral hygiene routine. Unfortunately, if you don’t clean your teeth correctly, you may develop plaque. If you have seen any commercials for dental health products, such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, you may have heard the term dental plaque mentioned. Do you know what dental plaque is and why it is so harmful to your oral health? Plaque is a sticky film that coats the teeth and is caused by bacteria introduced into the mouth from food and drink.

Lower Stress To Improve Oral Health Issues

Do you wake up in the morning feeling tension in your jaw and face? Or do you regularly experience dental discomfort but do not have dental decay? If so, you may be grinding your teeth. The correct term for teeth grinding and clenching is bruxism. Patients who experience bruxism have a greater chance of experiencing severe dental issues, such as cracks or breaks, due to the repeated pressure on the teeth. One major cause of bruxism is stress.