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Gummin’ It

Issue 47.13

The American Dental Association reports that 47 million people in the United States wear a removable denture of some type. After extensively questioning hundreds of dentists, it was determined that approximately 17 of those people are happy with their denture.

Well, maybe that last bit was an exaggeration. But the […]

Is Xerostomia Wiping Out Your Teeth?

Issue 37.13

A common cause of tooth loss, especially in the Baby Boomer generation and older, is dry mouth. Xerostomia is the scientific word for dry mouth and you may have heard it first from your physician.

Dry mouth has various causes but the most common is prescription medications. Drugs for high […]