What is Dry Mouth?
There are a number of problems that can affect one’s teeth, gums, and mouth. One common problem that a number of patients experience is dry mouth, also known as xerostomia. Dry mouth can be a temporary or even a chronic condition where the mouth becomes noticeably dry due to a reduction in saliva. Dry mouth can be very uncomfortable and can affect your overall oral health by increasing the risk of tooth decay due to bacteria build up.
There are a few treatment options available for those suffering from dry mouth ranging from prescription medication to mouth rinses and even changes in diet. You don’t have to live with dry mouth any longer. Get in touch with a skilled and experienced Austin dentist of BridgeView Dental today at 512-347-8299 and let a professional dentist get you the treatment you need.
Causes of Dry Mouth
The symptoms of dry mouth or xerostomia are fairly easy to spot and include cracked lips, an overall dry feeling in the mouth, and even bad breath. There are a number of different causes of dry mouth, but you may have an increased risk if you use tobacco, are taking certain medications, or are going through cancer treatment.
Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options for dry mouth so you can get back your dental health and comfort. Your dentist may prescribe you a special oral rinse, spray, or gel mouth moisturizer, as well as prescription medication.
Dry mouth not only is uncomfortable, but it can also put you at risk of developing tooth decay. Protect your teeth today by calling an Austin dentist at BridgeView Dental today at 512-347-8299.