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It’s easy to overlook the importance of saliva until you experience yourself how uncomfortable dry mouth can get. Saliva helps clean our mouth and digest food we eat. It also helps fight off bacteria that threaten to invade our mouth.
Also known as xerostomia, dry mouth can happen to anyone. It should not last long, so if it persists, make sure to see your dentist. Here are some dry mouth symptoms to take note of:
Cracked lips can cause a burning sensation and can be painful. When there is not enough saliva to help with the remineralisation of the teeth enamel, it is be easier for bacteria to turn into tooth decay.
Dry mouth causes bad breath, which can lower your confidence. Dry mouth can be treated but before that, it’s important to understand why.
Dry mouth occurs when glands responsible for saliva flow are not working properly. Various factors can trigger this to happen.
For dry mouth, the solution is to get to the root of the problem. If the problem is in your salivary glands, you can ask your doctor about medications that will help them function better.
Here are more tips so you can prevent dry mouth.
If dry mouth persists, your mouth becomes more prone to bacterial infection. This can cause serious oral health problems. Without saliva, tooth enamel can weaken and decay can easily develop. Make sure to take care of your teeth, tongue, and gums. Remove food debris before they harden.
If you still experience dry mouth even after following the tips listed above, call us at (587) 317‑9903. Let’s look into the best solution possible to treat your dry mouth, once and for all.