Dry Mouth

  Definition Dry-Mouth also knows as xerostomia, is when you do not produce enough saliva needed in order to keep your mouth moisturized and wet.   Causes Everyone will eventually experience a dry mouth at least once. It occurs when your saliva glands in your mouth are not working properly. Here are some common causes… Certain Medications Autoimmune Disorders Smoking Stress …

Consequences of Thumb Sucking

Many children begin sucking behaviors to calm themselves starting at a young age. In fact,  many parents rely on pacifiers, toys, and other items that may encourage emotional regulation in children. As they get older, they may develop the habit of thumb sucking. There are a few negative side effects if the habit continues past age four. Here are a …