Dry Mouth: Symptoms and Causes

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Nash Dental Care, your Temecula dentist, wants you to be educated about your oral health. If you suffer from dry mouth, your mouth might constantly feel dry or you may experience frequent dehydration. It is important to lessen symptoms because they can affect and impair your speech and make it difficult to swallow. If it is left untreated, it can lead to halitosis and tooth decay over time.

Some causes include:

  • Medications that lead to dry mouth side effects
  • Cancer Therapy can lessen how much saliva you produce
  • Health Conditions
  • Tobacco Use
  • Drug Use
  • Dehydration

Tell-Tale Signs:

  • Constant Thirst
  • Thick, Stringy Saliva
  • Sense of Taste Begins to Change
  • Cracked Lips
  • Tooth Decay
  • Halitosis
  • Dry, Irritated Gum
  • Difficulty When Swallowing

Nash Dental Care suggests drinking plenty of fluids, especially water, breathe through your nose, chewing gum, stop drinking soda, and look out for medications that cause dry mouth. Following these simple tips should help lessen your symptoms.

Nash Dental Care, your Temecula dentist, wants to make sure their patients are comfortable and well on their way to achieving great oral health. All that is good begins with a healthy smile and personalized care. Call today and schedule your appointment at (951) 699-0700!