The Dangers of a Dry Mouth

Sometimes, seemingly innocuous things can cause dental damage. You can chip a tooth while walking your dog, get gingivitis from not flossing daily, and grind your teeth due to the slightest misalignment. Another problem that can lead to dental damage is xerostomia, or dry mouth. While dry mouth may not sound like a big deal, it can actually wreak havoc in your mouth. What possible problems could result from a little dehydration?

Causes

Because it’s caused by a number of things, dry mouth is fairly common. Some of the better known causes include:

Effects

Dry mouth isn’t just uncomfortable, it increases your risk of several oral maladies such as:

Solutions

If you have persistent dry mouth, the best way to address it is to come to my office for a visit. Only a thorough examination can determine if you’ve started to experience any of the associated problems. Don’t put off scheduling an appointment, though. Let’s get treatment started before you start to deal with the effects, not after.

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