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Why Dry Mouth Occurs and What to Do to Relieve Symptoms

Dry mouth can happen for a number of reasons: nervousness, medications, allergic reaction and more. Dry mouth symptoms typically resolve as soon as the trigger goes away, whether that’s finishing a course of medication or getting a public speaking obligation over with. When dry mouth persists, it can negatively affect your dental health. This condition is called xerostomia. It’s a…

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What Are ‘Soft Teeth?’

You may have heard people refer to their teeth as ‘soft.’  Individuals with ‘soft’ teeth may experience more cavities, tooth sensitivity and toothaches, even if they faithfully brush and floss. Some people notice a change over time as they age, while others may experience oral health decline during/after pregnancy or as a result of a chronic illness. The truth is,…

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Toothpaste Ingredients: What to Pick and What to Avoid

There are dozens of toothpastes on the market, all promising to give you a bright, shiny smile and protection from cavities. Which toothpaste ingredients deliver on their promises, and which should you avoid? This handy guide to toothpaste ingredients will help you narrow down your selection. Of course, you can always ask your Fioritto dentist for suggestions—we’ll be happy to…

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Love Summertime Sports? Invest in a Mouthguard!

With summer in full in swing, Clevelanders are spending more time outdoors. Whether you’re tossing around a frisbee, playing in a softball league, skateboarding or rock climbing, a mouthguard should be your favorite new accessory. Everyone can benefit from using a mouthguard, even for casual recreation. About one-third of all injuries to the mouth and face stem from playing sports.…

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The Connection Between Sleep Apnea and Dental Health

How’s your sleep these days? Many of us work stressful jobs and juggle numerous other obligations, which can interfere with sleep quality. However, excessive daytime sleepiness, waking up with a sore jaw and other symptoms can indicate a more serious problem. Sleep apnea is a condition where a person’s throat muscles obstruct their airways when they’re asleep. As a result,…

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