Dry mouth is the most underestimated serious oral condition. Complications of dry mouth include a hard time swallowing, breathing and talking, so you should take it very seriously. We care about your oral health, so we amassed this post about dry mouth and some things you should be familiar with about it.
Products you can utilize to address xerostomia include spit stimulants and spit replacements, and we endorse that you talk to Dr. Janelle Bacino before using these types of products. Brushing with toothpaste two times a day and using floss once daily might also diminish symptoms of dry mouth, and using chapstick every few hours has been proven to reduce the effects of dry mouth in some patients.
While having a dry mouth might not seem like a large deal, it can cause multiple adverse side effects. For example, spit is required to chew right, so without it, you might be unable to consume food sufficiently. Dry mouth also impacts your ability to speak, so without spit, you won’t be able to speak well. Without spit to rinse out acids from your mouth, dental erode becomes a dire problem and cavities develop more commonly.
Do you want to learn more about xerostomia? The staff at Bacino Dentistry would be thrilled to tell you all about it over the phone at 858-273-0111 now or in their San Diego, California, office during your next appointment. Call them at 858-273-0111 now to set up your next appointment and to go over any concerns you may have about xerostomia.