Are you aware of the risks associated with dry mouth and how it can arise within your mouth? Caring for dry mouth includes making sure that any potential risks to your smile are negated as soon as possible. If dry mouth is left untreated, it can lead to further oral health risks such as gum disease or tooth decay.
Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is the result of an inadequate flow of saliva in your mouth. If your mouth is not producing enough saliva, you’ll be at an increased risk for several health problems and issues due to the fact that saliva is beneficial for washing way acids and debris that can collect in your mouth. Furthermore, saliva has several disease-fighting properties to help keep your teeth and gums safe. To produce additional saliva, try chewing sugarless gum after meals.
If you routinely suffer from dry mouth, it may be linked to a bad habit in your life linked to the use of various products. Several medications produce dry mouth as a side effect, although it also may be the result of an autoimmune disease such as Sjogren’s Syndrome. In order to properly treat dry mouth, it is important for us to determine what its cause is.
With the skilled assistance of Dr. Jason Popper and our team at our office in New York, New York, we can make sure your smile thrives with treatments for dry mouth. To book an appointment for dry mouth prevention or care at Popper Dental, call us at 212-396-8182.