Dry Mouth Treatment | Dentist Nambour Saliva may decrease in supply. This condition is called Xerostomia or dry mouth. If left unattended dry mouth can lead to other dental problems.

If you feel that your mouth is drier than usual, call and visit Smiles Nambour. We get to the bottom of dental issues and provide comprehensive solutions.

How Does Saliva Help?

Saliva has many functions aside from being an aid in digestion. It also plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy balance in your mouth.

Saliva protects your teeth from decay by washing away food particles and neutralising acid. This is possible with the help of fluoride residue from routine brushing. Bacterial growth is limited and stopped thus giving better protection to your teeth.

Common Causes Of A Dry Mouth

Lifestyle

Your habits and diet can affect your overall wellbeing including your oral health. Smoking, alcohol-intake, and poor dental hygiene are some of the things that can lead to a dry mouth.

Medical conditions

Xerostomia is a common accompanying issue to certain medical conditions. HIV, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease are some of these.

Dehydration

Not enough water in the body can cause your bodily functions to deteriorate. A dry mouth is one of the conditions springing from dehydration.

Old age

Your body slowly changes as you age. These natural changes coupled with poor care make you vulnerable to oral health diseases including dry mouth.

Medications

There are certain medications that can cause a dry mouth. Medications for depression, antihistamines, high blood pressure, decongestants, and muscle relaxants are among these.

Drug use

The use of some illegal or recreational drugs can also lead to a dry mouth. For instance, Methamphetamine (known as “meth mouth”) and Marijuana use can cause a dry mouth.

What Are The Symptoms Of A Dry Mouth?

A dry mouth is often associated with the following symptoms:

  • Bad breath
  • Sticky feeling in the mouth or throat
  • Cracked lips
  • Mouth sores
  • Dry tongue
  • Burning sensation in the mouth
  • Gum irritation
  • Trouble chewing, swallowing, and speaking

Why Is It Important To Treat Dry Mouth?

Delaying treatment can lead to:

  • Mouth sores
  • Increased plaque, tooth decay, and gum disease
  • Bad breath
  • Cracked lips
  • Thrush

Dry Mouth Treatment At Smiles Nambour

Your oral health is our primary concern. From simple to complicated dental issues, Smiles Nambour can help.

Our commitment is to guide our patients along a path of optimal health and wellness, for life.

Talk to us today!

Call (07) 5441 4438 or visit us at 4/104 Currie Street in Nambour.