Chronic Dry Mouth: The Facts

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Have you ever heard that there are a few things you should consider trying if you’d like to keep your pearly whites strong and healthy? Would you be surprised to learn that brushing and flossing your pearly whites consistently will help you prevent gum disease and tooth decay? Other dental issues, including dry mouth, might also make you more susceptible to these problems.

If you are suffering from a dry mouth, your mouth won’t produce as much saliva as it needs. There are many different factors that can lead to dry mouth. For instance, would you be interested in learning that more than four hundred medicines can cause dry mouth? Nerve damage and different medical diseases can also lead to dry mouth. Aside from a dry feeling in your mouth, dry mouth can lead to a dry tongue, sores in your mouth, and chapped lips. If your dry mouth is caused by the medications you’re taking, your doctor might be able to adjust your medications to match your needs. We could also offer you specific advice.

If you would like to learn more about treating dry mouth in Jackson, Mississippi, please feel free to give Lakeland Dental Care a call at 601-981-8166. Our dentist, Dr. Alex Abernathy, and our dental team will gladly examine your teeth and gums and help you deal with problems caused by dry mouth. We’re eager to hear from you!