Dry Mouth Damages

Are you one of the many people that experience dry mouth symptoms on a regular basis? There are more negative repercussions to having a dry mouth, rather than simply being uncomfortable. Jordan Dentistry in Cumming, Georgia wants you to be aware of dry mouth, and the adverse effects it can have on your oral health.

Dry DesertWhat is Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is a result of an inadequate flow of saliva. It is not a normal sign of aging nor something that anyone should experience on a regular basis, without cause. Dry mouth can be a symptom of a rare medical disorder, but more often is a side effect of many types of medicines including those for high blood pressure, pain relievers, anxiety or depression.

Why Dry Mouth is a Problem

Saliva is very important to the health of your mouth. It maintains the health of both the soft and hard tissues in your mouth, as well as washing away food particles, defending against cavities, and it’s your first line of defense against microbial invasions. Some of the superficial problems that arise from dry mouth include sore throat, trouble speaking, and difficulty swallowing. In addition, dry mouth can lead to an increase in your number of cavities, gum disease, and extensive tooth decay.

If you are experiencing dry mouth symptoms, make sure that Dr. Jordan or your dentist stays informed about your situation. You should always disclose all of the medicine that you are currently taking so that your dentist can help you combat the adverse effects of dry mouth with mouth washes, sprays, and regular teeth cleanings.

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