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Dr. Hart and his staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available.

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Know the Causes and Treatments for Chronic Dry Mouth
...Some instances of dry mouth are quite normal — when you first wake in the morning after reduced saliva flow during sleep, when you're stressed, or when you're dehydrated and need fluids...

Quitting the Smoking Habit Could Vastly Improve Your Dental Health
...Besides bad breath, reduced taste perception and dry mouth, smokers also face higher risk for tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease...

Monitoring Blood Pressure is Important for Both Your General and Oral Health
...Many anti-hypertensive drugs have side effects, such as dry mouth, that can affect your oral health...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
...” Certain health issues and some medications can also cause “dry mouth,” or xerostomia...

Be Alert to the Unintended Consequences of Cancer Treatment to Oral Health
...The resulting “dry mouth” creates an environment conducive to bacterial growth and elevated acid levels...

Encourage Your College-Bound Child to Practice Good Oral Health Habits
...A dry mouth caused by these habits, could put their mouth at higher risk for disease...

Risk Factors for Gum Disease
...This may be influenced by other diseases, medications that cause dry mouth, or other causes of plaque buildup...

Winter Tooth Tips
...A dry mouth can result, which can lead to bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease...

Take Steps to Treat Chronic Mouth Breathing as Early as Possible
...Chronic mouth breathing can cause dry mouth, which in turn increases the risk of dental disease...

3 Common Causes for Chronic Dry Mouth and What You can do About It
Like most people, you’ve no doubt experienced occasional dry mouth as when you’re thirsty or just waking from sleep...

5 Causes of Bad Breath and What You Can Do About It!
...Dry mouth...

See Your Dentist if You're Having one of These 3 Dental Problems
...#1: Dry Mouth...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
...Dry mouth or xerostomia may also cause bad breath due to decreased salivary flow...

Dry Mouth
...Dry mouth (also called Xerostomia) is a fairly common condition that is caused by diminished saliva production...

Oral Cancer
...  These include dry mouth and overly sensitive teeth, as well as accelerated tooth decay...

Women and Tooth Care
... Some research has shown that women may be more likely to develop dry mouth, eating disorders, jaw problems such as temporomandibular joint disorders, and facial pain—all of which can be difficult from a physical and emotional standpoint...

Medication and Heart Disease
... A condition called dry mouth is commonly associated with certain medications, including antihistamines, diuretics, decongestants and pain killers...