Ask Dr. Davis

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Why is my mouth dry all the time?

Dry mouth, also called Xerostomia, is a condition where we aren’t producing enough saliva or “spit.” You may notice food sticking to the roof of your mouth, or your teeth may even experience pain when eating or swallowing.

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Please Help! Getting my teeth cleaned at the dentist hurts.

For many patients, professional dental cleanings can be a scary experience. Sore gums and sensitive teeth can lead to patients delaying needed maintenance. Unfortunately skipping routine cleanings can lead to gum disease and even tooth loss.

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My parents are getting older and are getting more cavities recently. Do you have any tips to help maintain their teeth?

Seniors face many more hurdles to maintaining their teeth than our younger patients. Changes in their physical health and manual dexterity, medications which can contribute to dry mouth, and receding gums and periodontal disease exposing more root surface all contribute to more cavities and possible tooth loss.

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