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Why do I have Dry Mouth?

By Joey & Luke

Having a dry mouth can be uncomfortable and cause a host of problems within the oral cavity. It is important if you have dry mouth to seek suggestions from your oral healthcare professional to help manage it.

Dry mouth is also called Xerostomia and is caused by diminished saliva production by the salivary glands of the oral cavity.

Dry mouth can be caused by a variety of factors;

Dry mouth can cause a host of effects in the mouth. It can put a person at a much higher risk of developing tooth decay, gingivitis, periodontal disease, halitosis (bad breath), burning tongue syndrome, mouth ulcers, and cracks at the corner of the mouth. Oral bacteria accumulate when a lack of saliva exists because saliva is the natural way a mouth cleans itself. As well, saliva is important as it has enzymes in it that help with food digestion.

What can you do to help dry mouth and prevent oral effects;

As you can see dry mouth can have many effects on the oral cavity. Though it may not to be resolved through the remedies suggested, it can be managed.

Springbank Dental Centre

Dr. Luke Szott and Dr. Joey Woo
116-30 Springborough Boulevard SW
Calgary, Alberta T3H 0N9
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