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Dry Mouth Can Leave Your Mouth Struggling for Years To Come


Posted on 5/24/2021 by Classic Smiles
Dry Mouth Can Leave Your Mouth Struggling for Years To ComeYou need saliva to cleanse and moisten your mouth. You also need saliva to digest food. Besides, saliva helps prevent infections by controlling fungi and bacteria in the mouth. If you don't have enough saliva in your mouth, you will have a condition known as dry mouth. This is a dangerous condition that can leave your mouth struggling for many years to come.

Dangers of Dry Mouth


When your mouth is not producing enough saliva, you might experience several dental and overall health problems. Given that saliva remineralizes teeth and cleans the mouth, its insufficiency can encourage acid erosion and cavity development. Some of the consequences of these conditions are tooth loss and gum disease. Besides, you might experience a yeast infection as well as troubled digestion. A dry mouth can cause extensive damage to your mouth if not treated on time. It is important that you know the symptoms of dry mouth so that you can take proper care of your oral health.

If your mouth feels hot, sticky, or you have a dry tongue, you could be suffering from dry mouth. Saliva plays a crucial role in keeping your mouth clean. First, it regulates the antimicrobial activity in your mouth that keeps it clean. It also balances the pH levels, preventing acidic conditions in your mouth. Furthermore, saliva offers lubrication when you swallow food, making digestion easy. If any of those processes are not implemented, your mouth can suffer significant damage.

Another symptom associated with dry mouth is discomfort in the soft tissues of the oral cavity. In some cases, you might experience difficulties when swallowing food or speaking. Other symptoms like dry nasal passages, burning mouth, and a sore throat are also very common. Visit our offices for more information on the dangers of dry mouth and how it can be treated.
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