New to dry mouth? Not to worry, today our team is going to make you an expert on this common dental problem by giving you the facts about it.
Dry mouth is preventable
Dry mouth shouldn’t have to happen to you and your mouth. Simple lifestyle changes can help prevent this condition. Some of these lifestyle changes include: drinking water throughout the day, avoiding caffeinated drinks, sipping water or sugar-free drinks during meals, chewing sugarless gum or hard candies, quitting harmful practices like smoking or chewing tobacco and using a humidifier at night.
Saliva is a key player
Saliva prevents dry mouth because it keeps the mouth wet. But did you know that saliva plays a bigger role in your mouth? Saliva can help digest food, protect teeth from decay, infection and fungi and makes it possible for you to chew and swallow food smoothly.
Dry mouth is more common than you think
Did you know that everyone will experience dry mouth at one point or another? When we are stressed, nervous or upset, the mouth tends to dry. But when your mouth tends to dry out on a regular basis, it could be dry mouth. And today there are millions of Americans that suffer from this particular condition, many who are unaware they do.
Dry mouth, if left untreated, can damage your teeth. If you’ve experienced dry mouth for a significant amount of time, it may be a good idea to speak with your dentist. Give our office a call today to schedule an appointment at 916.773.6222!