The moment you begin learning about dry mouth and its symptoms, you will be able to quickly determine whether this is the problem ailing your oral health at the moment. Simply put: You don’t have enough saliva in your mouth at any given moment, which is uncomfortable and causes some secondary problems. While the sensation of your mouth feeling a bit like a desert is easy to recognize, there are some other characteristics that you may find surprising. Let’s cover all you need to know, so you can come on in to tell us all about what’s happening and ask for help!
Nope, this is not something you really want to talk about or admit is happening to you and it’s probably not something you like very much either. However, this is most definitely something you should bring up during your next visit if you notice your saliva’s consistency has changed. If it’s quite thick, sticky, or stringy, it may mean that you’re experiencing dry mouth. Remember that you will still have some saliva present. It just might not be enough. We can help you with this concern.
You might not associate dry mouth or dryness with bad smells. You may associate wetness and mold with yucky odors. However, when it comes to your mouth, you rely on enough saliva to keep everything neutralized and to knock bacteria off of their resting places. When you have dry mouth, you’re missing this flushing of moisture. The bacteria build and build, which makes for some very unpleasant breath (because bacteria let off some unpleasant scents). See us soon!
Painful Cracking And Burning
Your lips may split because they’re so dry. You may have a sensation of burning in your mouth. All in all, you’ll start noticing problems that you can quickly associate with the thought of tissue that’s far too dry. When you realize you’re probably short on moisture, it’s a very good time to fill up on the amount of water you drink regularly and to see us for a visit!
Treat Dry Mouth Now To Avoid Additional Problems Later
Choose to treat your not-so-moist mouth with our professional services, so you can say goodbye to the discomfort and the potential for additional concerns. 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.