Oral Health: Dry Mouth

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For your smile to function correctly, you need enough saliva in your mouth to keep it healthy. It is a good idea to know the conditions that create dry mouth, and what you can do.

There is a rare autoimmune condition known as Sjogren’s Syndrome, which actually causes your body to attack your glands that produce saliva. Although this is rare, it will lead to dry mouth symptoms. However, most dry mouth symptoms are from common occurrences linked to issues and risks associated with your oral and overall health.

For instance, several products you may be taking could be causing your dry mouth. This can include medications such as painkillers and diuretics. Side effects of dry mouth are a sore throat, issues breathing or swallowing, difficulties chewing, a potential risk of gum disease and an increased risk of tooth decay. Visit your dentist to determine if you have dry mouth, what your risks are, and what you can do to prevent it.

Do you feel confident in your knowledge about dry mouth? With effective dry mouth care from Adaptive Dental Associates, we can make sure you receive the oral health care you need. If you wish to schedule an appointment to visit us at our dental office in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, our team can be reached by calling us at 908-847-4498. Our wonderful staff is here to help you get the oral health care and superb smile you want!