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Sleep and Oral Health

The Connection between Sleep Disorders and Oral Health

Together, good nutrition, regular exercise and adequate sleep form the three pillars of wellness. While proper nutrition and regular exercise are widely discussed, sleep is often neglected. This situation is changing and there is a greater appreciation of sleep.  About 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems, according to …

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Treating dry mouth

Saliva protects against tooth decay, aids in chewing and swallowing food, increases our sense of taste, and prevents infections from making their home in our mouths and throats. Dry mouth due to a lack of saliva may be caused by disease, by certain medications, by medical treatments like radiation, or …

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What can I do about a dry mouth?

Begin with a visit to your dentist to determine the cause of your dry mouth. Depending on the diagnosis, your dentist may tell you to Stop smoking Drink more water each day Breathe through your nose instead of your mouth Avoid oral rinses and mouthwashes that contain alcohol Consume less …

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