Venus Williams, Sjögren’s Syndrome and Living A ‘New Normal’

Venus Williams is one of history’s most decorated tennis players. Having won seven grand slams and ranked No. 21 in the world, Williams is considered by many to be one of the best players of all time. She recently played the U.S. Open, winning her first two matches. It was her twelfth tournament this year. You would never guess that...

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You can’t avoid the common cold, but you can avoid this common symptom.

Many people will experience Dry Mouth when they have a cold because of nasal congestion. When you can’t breathe out of your nose, you have to breathe out of your mouth. You might wake up with a parched mouth from breathing like this through the night. If you’re really congested, you may have to breathe your mouth throughout the day,...

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Do you have Dry Mouth, or is your mouth just dry? Here’s how to know the difference.

Having Dry Mouth is not the same as your mouth feeling dry. That may sound confusing, especially if you’ve never experienced true Dry Mouth, but Dry Mouth is a chronic condition -- something that persists despite your circumstances. It’s critical to know the difference between having a dry mouth and having Dry Mouth. If you’re suffering from the medical condition...

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Does Dry Mouth discriminate by age? Yes and no.

One of the most common myths about Dry Mouth is that only older adults can get it. We busted this myth in a previous blog post. Dry Mouth can be caused by a number of factors, including autoimmune diseases, chemotherapy and radiation -- factors that don’t discriminate by age. So, if you think you’re too young to get Dry Mouth, you’re...

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Good oral health is essential when you have cancer. Here are three ways to keep your mouth clean (and your body healthy).

For those with cancer, or recently recovering from it, regular trips to your dentist are just as important as visiting your other doctors. In fact, the American Dental Association says to consider your dentist a part of your cancer care team. Dental care is vital with a cancer diagnosis because many oral health issues can arise alongside cancer treatments like chemotherapy and...

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