Dry mouth is an uncomfortable condition that can lead to chronic bad breath and an increased risk for tooth decay and gum disease. In fact, adequate saliva production is vital for good oral health — the substance washes away the acids and bacteria that cause dental problems, and it also balances the pH level in the mouth and aids in digestion. There are several factors influencing the amount of saliva your mouth produces. Your dentist in Leesburg lists some of the most common causes of dry mouth below.
May 11, 2016
April 12, 2016
It seems hard to believe, but research indicates that as many as 80 percent of adults in the United States have some degree of gum disease. And if that weren’t enough of a problem, many don’t even know they have this chronic bacterial infection. Dr. Groy and his team provide gum disease treatment in Leesburg, VA. However, before treatment, we want to make sure our patients are familiar with the warning signs of gum disease. Of course, we check for these signs at each one of your regularly scheduled dental cleanings and exams, but you need to be on the lookout for them in between appointments, too.
February 17, 2016
A hot cup of coffee, a cool scoop of ice cream and tall glass of lemonade. For most of us, these are treats to be enjoyed. For others, however, they are the cause of sharp pain that shoots through one or more teeth. If you have tooth sensitivity, then you know what we’re talking about. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce tooth sensitivity.
January 6, 2016
Dr. David S. Groy and his Leesburg, VA team are dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain their healthiest smiles. By emphasizing preventive dental checkups twice a year rather than responsive appointments made after pain or damage, we help patients take steps toward optimal oral health. However, even the best dental treatment plan won’t succeed unless patients’ at home care is up to par. Making sure you’re brushing and flossing properly may just be the difference between keeping your natural smile for life and trying on a pair of prosthetic teeth. Keep reading to find out more about proper brushing and flossing, or contact our team to find out more today.
December 9, 2015
Congratulations! Whether you are expecting your first child or your fifth, Dr. David S. Groy and his team of dental hygienists and dental assistants in Leesburg, VA, want to wish you a healthy and enjoyable pregnancy. Actually, by continuing to see Dr. Groy regularly, we can help you and your baby. In addition to your visits to the obstetrician, planning the nursery and adjusting to the idea of motherhood, dental checkups are an important component of maintaining your health during these very special nine months.