Do you already know what dry mouth is? It’s not something that comes and goes within an hour or so. It’s something that shows up and can hang around for extended periods. As you know, you have saliva in your mouth. It’s there every day and it is consistently flowing into your mouth, helping you eat, swallow, talk, and avoid some serious oral health issue. Didn’t realize having a moist mouth was so important? Let’s talk about why your tissues need to remain hydrated and how to approach treatment.
Why You Should Treat It
You should treat your dry mouth because, in addition to feeling sort of yucky, it can lead to problems. These concerns can damage your oral health and lead to embarrassment and may include one or more of the following:
- You may develop bad breath
- You may find it difficult to taste your food
- Chewing and swallowing may not be as easy
- You might be at a higher risk for tooth decay
How To Treat It At Home
You’ll want to treat your dry mouth both at home and with our team. When you’re caring for the issue at home, remember that the goal is to keep tissues moist and to do a bit of detective work. Try the following:
- Drink more water
- Limit dehydrating foods and beverages
- Treat congestion
- Determine whether any regularly taken meds list this concern as a side effect
When To See Us
See us very soon for a checkup. The earlier we can detect and treat dry mouth, the greater chance you have of avoiding potential side effects like cavities.
Treat Dry Mouth To Protect Oral Health
Remember to keep your smile safe by treating dry mouth right away. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.