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06Oct 2016

By Dr.  Laura Wellener The mouth is the gateway to the body. The health of our teeth and our entire mouth is often a window to our overall health. The importance of good oral health has become more and more evident as we have begun to understand the impact dental diseases can have, not only in our mouth, […]

07Aug 2016

By Dr. Laura Wellener Dry mouth (Xerostomia) is a condition that, as the name implies, causes the mouth to have less saliva thereby leaving it dry.  It doesn’t sound so terrible if you’ve never experienced it.   But dry mouth extends from annoying to debilitating. It is becoming more and more common, and the likelihood […]

03Jun 2016

Last time we discussed how what we eat and drink affects our mouth.  Now let’s move on to good oral hygiene habits. Practicing good oral hygiene habits plays a huge role in preventing dental problems. Let’s break down some key elements: Brushing— It is recommended to brush at least twice a day for at least 2 […]

05Apr 2016

By Dr. Laura Wellener DDS It can be fairly well accepted that no one wants to have tooth pain.  So let’s discuss what can be done to prevent it.  Sometimes, there is no way to prevent a tooth problem.  Often though, there are ways we can prevent disease and protect our mouths while at the […]

28Sep 2015

By Dr. Laura L Wellener DDS   Millions and millions of bacteria call our mouths home. It sounds disgusting, but it’s true. It’s been said that human mouths are dirtier than dogs’ mouths. I don’t know if that’s accurate, but it does make you think. Not all of the bacteria in our mouths are harmful, but many […]

02Jul 2015

Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath – but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses. In this spotlight feature, to coincide with National Dental Hygiene Month, we peer beneath the plaque to investigate what other – perhaps […]

28Jun 2015

A new study from the Forsyth Institute is helping to shed more light on the important connection between the mouth and heart. According to research recently published online by the American Heart Association, scientists at Forsyth and Boston University have demonstrated that using an oral topical remedy to reduce inflammation associated with periodontitis, more commonly […]

18May 2015

Prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2 percent should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement. Oral viscous lidocaine is a local anesthetic used to treat mouth sores or irritated throats due to cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. It is “not approved to […]