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Oral Care For Individuals With Dry Mouth

Posted on 11/1/2023 by Weo Admin
A close up of a person flossing their teethDry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is a prevalent condition that causes your mouth to feel abnormally dry due to reduced saliva production. This disease may be treated by increasing the saliva produced in your mouth. Due to saliva helping to prevent tooth decay, restricting the development of germs, and washing away food particles, a dry mouth may raise an individual's risk of dental decay, infections, and periodontal disease. This is because saliva also washes away food particles.

How To Take Care OF Your Teeth If You Have Dry Mouth

What therapy is chosen is condition-specific. If your medicine is causing dry mouth, your doctor may suggest a saliva replacement or other measures to alleviate the problem. A dry mouth may be treated with medication if prescribed by a doctor. Several items are available to assist you in maintaining a moist and pleasant oral environment. Typical examples are gels and sprays. Extra additives in certain products may reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease. Products such as toothpaste and mouthwash assist with regular dental care.

In the short term, some individuals find relief by drinking water or nibbling on sugar-free candies. Sugar-free products are crucial because they reduce the risk of dry mouth, which may lead to tooth damage. You may also stimulate saliva production by chewing sugar-free gum. Products, including rinses, gels, pastes, and tablets, may be purchased at the pharmacy if your dentist recommends.

The dentists cannot correct the underlying problem that causes your dry mouth. However, with their assistance in maintaining a clean oral hygiene routine and using fluoride, they may often postpone the onset of tooth decay. Dietary recommendations and instructions for good tooth and gum care may be obtained from your dental staff.

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