Also known as xerostomia, a dry mouth can cause bad breath, continuous thirst or tongue sensitivity. This condition results when there is insufficient saliva to moisten the mouth. A dry mouth not only affects your enjoyment of food, but will also promote the growth of bacteria in the mouth and increase your chances of getting tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health problems.
Saliva helps prevent tooth decay by limiting bacterial growth and washing away food particles. So when you have a lack of saliva, it can quickly lead to multiple dental problems. Fortunately, we can help you overcome this condition.
Firstly, we will assist you in determining whether simple preventative measures, such as drinking more fluids, chewing sugar-free gum and avoiding smoking, will work for you. In addition, we’ll determine if these symptoms are due to medications or hormonal changes and can go over any other concerns you may have.
There are various products that are available to provide relief from dry mouth, so don’t put up with it any longer. Contact us today to book an appointment.