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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]