Also known as xerostomia, a dry mouth can cause bad breath, continuous thirst or tongue sensitivity. It happens when there is insufficient saliva to moisten the mouth. A dry mouth not only makes it harder to enjoy your food, it will also promote bacterial growth in your mouth and increase the chance of tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health problems. Saliva helps prevent tooth decay by limiting bacterial growth and washing away food particles. So if you don’t have enough saliva, it can quickly lead to dental problems. Fortunately, we can help you overcome this condition.
We’ll help you determine whether simple preventative measures, such as drinking more fluids, chewing sugar-free gum and avoiding smoking, will work for you. We’ll also consider whether your symptoms are due to medications, hormonal changes or any other health concerns you may have.
There are various products that can give you relief from dry mouth, so don’t put up with it any longer.