Memberships: Dr. Mark A Corn
The Indiana Dental Association (IDA) promotes excellence in dentistry in each of Indiana’s 92 counties, and is a constituent society of the American Dental Association.
Membership in the IDA assures you that your dental health is important to Dr. Mark A Corn of Mark A. Corn, DDS who offers sedation dentistry and serves the Elkhart, IN area.
Dry Mouth: More Than Just a Nuisance
It should be easy to seal an envelope, but those who suffer from a condition called xerostomia, or dry mouth, usually have to reach for some tape instead. Dry mouth can not only hinder your enjoyment of food, but affect the health of your teeth. Heavy plaque and food accumulations tend to occur with this condition, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
Saliva is the body's self-cleansing mechanism. It helps remove food, debris, and plaque from the tooth surfaces, protecting you from oral diseases. It cleans your teeth and neutralizes acids, which prevents tooth decay. People who have dry mouth are very susceptible to cavities, especially on the roots of their teeth, so please call us today at (855) 420-4637 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark A Corn.
How Does Toothpaste Work?
Tetrasodium pyrophosphate (TSPP) in toothpaste removes calcium and magnesium from the saliva so they can't form tartar on your teeth. Some toothpastes contain potassium nitrate to build protection against the pain of sensitive teeth. Baking soda adds foam and scouring ability and can fight acid-loving bacteria.
Peroxide toothpastes not only lighten the teeth but also kill germs. Finally, sweeteners and flavorings are added to mask the taste so that you'll use it. Call Mark A. Corn, DDS at (855) 420-4637 and we’ll be happy to recommend a toothpaste that’s right for you.