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Dry Mouth - An increasing problem

Posted by Robin Craig on Thursday, November 14, 2013, In : Dental Problems 
Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is not a disease in itself, however for many people, it can can cause a range of unpleasant symptoms.  The risk of developing this condition tends to increase with age, and can be usually be associated with a change in composition of the saliva or a reduction of the flow rate of saliva.  However, a small number of cases have no identifiable cause.

Causes of Dry Mouth

  • Dehydration
  • Anxiety
  • Mouth breathing - this can cause the mouth to dry out, especially if this occurs at n...

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Sensitive Teeth

Posted by Robin Craig on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, In : Dental Problems 

As winter approaches, and the weather turns noticeably colder, we find that tooth sensitivity starts to become a more common problem for our patients.  Tooth sensitivity is defined as pain affecting the teeth, usually in response to hot, cold or sweet foods, drinks or air.  The pain is usually sharp in nature, and will in most cases, resolve quickly after the stimulating factor is removed.  Most people will experience some tooth sensitivity, for example, when biting into ice cream, or from dr...


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