Dry mouth isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s hard on your dental health. Saliva rinses away food debris and other substances to help keep your teeth cavity-free. So a shortage of saliva leaves you susceptible to decay.
The good news is that you can make many lifestyle changes to help combat dry mouth. For example, increase your daily water intake to avoid dehydration. Look at your prescription medications to see if dry mouth is one of the side effects, and ask your doctor if there are alternatives. You can also visit us routinely for dental checkups to make sure there isn’t a more serious underlying problem causing your lack of saliva production. Call Carmichael Dental Care at 334-600-1423 for an appointment, and we can suggest products that will help you find relief.