Dental Health Problems

Dental Health Problems


Dry Mouth

1. Many medications such as antidepressants can cause this. Consult with your doctor to see if there are alternative medications that will not cause this symptom.

2. Put water in a spray bottle to keep your mouth moist. Try a little lemon juice in the water to stimulate your salivary glands

3. Chew sugarless gum to keep your mouth moist

4. Use a moisturizing gel like Oral Balance

5. Use a saliva substitute such as Glandosane

6. Have a custom-made fluoride trays made by your dentist for home application of fluoride. Also use fluoride mouth rinse

Root Canal Treatment

Many people have a deep-seated fear of root canal (Endodontic treatment). In professional hands, root canal treatment is the best way to keep your natural teeth and preserve good dental health.

Bad Breathe

1. Brush your teeth every meal with fluoride toothpaste

2. Do not brush your tongue, use a tongue scraper to clean your tongue regularly and floss daily

3. If you wear dentures, take them out daily and clean them thoroughly and brush your teeth and/or gums thoroughly

4. Use a dentist administered cleansing mouth rinse “Breath RX” which contains Zytex that neutralizes sulfur compounds and kills the bacteria that contributes to bad breath

5. Make sure to drink at least eight cups of fluoridated water a day

6. Keep a log of foods you eat to determine which foods are causing your problem

7. Schedule regular dental checkups with professional cleanings

8. Keep your mouth moist

9. Use humidifiers during the hot season

10. Use a moisturizing nasal spray to control post-nasal drip, which can be a contributing factor

11. Tobacco causes bad breath, ask your dentist/doctor for tips to kick the habit