Mouth and Body Archives - Preserve Your Teeth

Three ecstasy pills of varying color on a black backgroudn.

Ecstasy and Bruxism: What You Should Know

Ecstasy, also known as MDMA or “Molly,” is a very popular psychoactive or recreational drug. Due to effects such as euphoria, energy buzz, increased alert and empathy coupled with increased potency it has led to more

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There are various ways in which wisdom teeth can become impacted.

Wisdom Teeth – Keep Them or Remove Them?

With age comes wisdom and wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth represent another milestone in development and change that your mouth goes through in life. Third molars, or wisdom teeth, erupt at a more mature age (between 17-21 ye

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A woman with mint leaves on her tongue: fresh breath after getting rid of chronic bad breath.

Bad Breath (Halitosis)? We Have a Solution!

Halitosis, commonly known as chronic bad breath, affects millions of Americans.  It's a prevalent but quite embarrassing condition--and despite the various claims of mouthwashes, chewing gums, and sprays, it has no perm

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The molecular structure of methamphetamine.

Methamphetamine Abuse and Effect on Teeth – What Can be Done?

Methamphetamine, colloquially known as meth, speed, ice, glass, and crystal, is a notoriously dangerous drug that is not only highly addictive, but extremely detrimental to your physical, and especially oral, health.  W

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A young man with Sjögren’s syndrome drinking a lot of water.

Do You Know About Xerostomia and Sjögren’s Syndrome?

Xerostomia is the clinical term for dry mouth, a condition that affects between 10 and 30% of people.  Despite its prevalence, research shows that the symptoms of dry mouth are often overlooked by patients and general d

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An attractive thirty-something female drinks water to combat xerostomia.

Dry Mouth or Xerostomia – What Causes It?

Xerostomia, or dry mouth, affects nearly a quarter of the population. It’s caused by hyposalivation - when the body doesn’t produce enough saliva. Because healthy salivary production has a biologically antiseptic ef

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Portrait of young attractive sportsman running outside.

Distance Running: Is Your Mouth Dry?

Even if you take great care of your teeth and have excellent oral hygiene, there are several things that are good for the rest of your body, but can actually harm your teeth. One of them includes exercise and strenuou

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An image of a marijuana plant.

Marijuana and Your Oral Health

Smoking or ingesting marijuana has been legalized in several states. Many use the plant for medical purposes or recreational use. However, it can be detrimental to your dental and overall health. Find out how marijuana c

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A cartoon image of a box of cigarettes.

Cigarettes & E-Cigs vs. Your Teeth, Gums, & Body

In our recent "Tobacco and Your Dental Health" blog, we discussed how tobacco harms your teeth. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine reveals new development about cigarette

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An image of a man smoking a cigarette, which is detrimental to dental health.

Tobacco and Your Dental Health

Everyone knows that smoking and tobacco use is harmful to the lungs and heart. Notably, it causes lung cancer and heart disease. However, fewer people are aware of the fact that tobacco also damages your mouth, teeth, gu

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Why Do So Many People Have Issues With Their Wisdom Teeth?

Maybe wisdom teeth are an accident. After all, nearly everyone has to get them removed at some point in their life, right? It is not an uncommon thought. On the other hand, wisdom teeth should be removed if they cause

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