Dry Mouth: The Details You Need to Know

Do you think you suffer from dry mouth? If so, you continually fail to produce enough saliva to keep your mouth moist. Now, if your dry mouth comes and goes, you don’t suffer from xerostomia, which is another name for the condition dry mouth.

Unfortunately, there are many things that can cause dry mouth, and some of those things are:

-Cancer therapy
-Autoimmune disorders
-Smoking
-Methamphetamine use
-Swollen salivary glands
-Nervousness
-Stress
-Certain medications you take for a health condition
-Aging

When you suffer dry mouth, you likely experience a sticky feeling in the mouth, trouble chewing and speaking, a dry or rough tongue, cracked lips, and bothered gums. To prevent dry mouth altogether, there are a few things you can do, like:

-Sip water throughout the day
-Have water with all of your meals
-Chew sugarless gum
-Avoid using tobacco
-Avoid drinking alcohol
-Minimize the consumption of spicy or salty foods
-Avoid sugary and acidic foods
-Use a humidifier at night

Call Virginia Dental Group today at 703-385-3800 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to deal with dry mouth in Fairfax, Virginia. Our dental team is here to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!

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Virginia Dental Group PLLC

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