Although we may not think much about it, most people do have a basic understanding on the importance of saliva. Saliva contains the necessary enzymes to start the digestion process. It moistens and cleanses our mouths by assisting with the washing away of plaque. It’s also an important factor in preventing infections by controlling the production of bacteria and fungi found in the mouth. When we don’t produce enough saliva, our mouth becomes very dry and even uncomfortable.
A few common symptoms of dry mouth include:
Do you need to sip on water all day to moisten your mouth, gums, and throat? Do have several of the above symptoms? If you answered yes, then we recommend that you continue reading.
If you have any symptoms of dry mouth, it is important to address them with your dentist or dental hygiene. Your dental care team will be able to assess your condition and discuss different treatment options to minimize the symptoms. The key to treating dry mouth is in communicating your symptoms to your dental care team. And fortunately, dry mouth can be treated effectively!
In order to ensure you receive the best care, let your dental care team know if you have experienced any of the above causes.
In an effort to keep up with our mission to leave no mouth unhealthy, we at MG Dentistry do not take dry mouth lightly. Next time you visit, make sure to let us know if you experience any of these symptoms of dry mouth.
We prefer our patients maintain an overall good health and this is one of those key components.