Are you suffering from dry mouth? Dry mouth is uncomfortable, embarrassing, and sometimes very unhealthy. Fortunately, there are solutions — and your Hoover dentist is here to help!
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The Symptoms of Dry Mouth
If you have any of the following symptoms, you may have dry mouth (also known as Xerostomia)! If you do, it is important to take action as soon as possible.
- Cracking lips
- Dry tongue
- Itchy throat
- Sticky mouth
- Sticky teeth
- Difficulty moving lips to talk
- Mouth sores
- Inability to produce saliva while chewing
- Reduced sense of taste
The Causes of Xerostomia
There are a number of ways a person can develop Xerostomia, and it’s important to talk to your dentist to figure out the exact cause. Learning the cause will help determine the proper treatment. You may be experiencing dry mouth if you are taking medication, if you are stressed, and/or if you are sick. Dry mouth may also be an indicator of serious medical conditions such as diabetes, HIV, Parkinson’s disease, anemia, arthritis, hypertension, and much more.
Should You Seek Treatment?
Saliva is a critical part of our mouth’s self-cleaning system. Our bodies work in overdrive every day to keep us healthy, and our mouths rely on saliva to keep this process moving. Saliva aids in removing bad bacteria that sticks to our teeth and causes cavities. It also helps us break up our food to make digestion a smooth process. In order to remain as healthy as possible, treating your dry mouth is a necessity.
Contact Your Hoover Dentist Today
Depending on the cause of your Xerostomia, your treatment plan will vary. It could be as simple as drinking more water, or you may need to start using a special toothpaste or mouthwash. Contact Barganier and Lecroy DMD today and make a commitment to your health. Together, we can fix your dry mouth!