Dry mouth is the most underestimated serious dental condition. Complications of dry mouth include trouble swallowing and talking, so you should take it very seriously. We care about your dental health, so we amassed this post about dry mouth and a few things you should be aware of about it.
Products you can use to address dry mouth include saliva stimulants and spit replacements, and we endorse that you talk to Dr. Joel Manalese before using these types of products. Brushing with toothpaste two times a day and using floss once per day may also lessen symptoms of dry mouth, and using chapstick every few hours or so has been demonstrated to effectively lessen the effects of dry mouth in many patients.
While having a dry mouth might not seem like a large deal, it can cause a number of bad side effects. For example, spit is required to chew right, so without it, you might be unable to get energy sufficiently. Xerostomia also impacts your capability to speak, so without saliva, you won’t be able to speak correctly. Without saliva to flush out acids from your oral cavity, oral breakdown becomes a dire problem and cavities form more commonly.
Do you want to learn more about dry mouth? The staff at Regal Dentistry would be happy to tell you all about it over the phone at 951-643-4405 now or in their Riverside, California, office during your next appointment. Call them at 951-643-4405 now to pencil in your next visit and resolve any concerns you may have about dry mouth.