Are you waking up with dry mouth symptoms? Do you suffer from periodic or chronic bouts of halitosis? Perhaps you have been plagued by excessive thirst or other related issues? Maybe these conditions have contributed to poor oral health? If so, here are a few tidbits to consider when your mouth is dry, along with some tips to help combat this unpleasant affliction if any of these maladies affect you or your loved ones.
First, it is important to note that saliva is often underrated. Additionally, many people are unaware of the importance of saliva to our oral health. The fact is, if you do not produce enough saliva, it can cause significant problems. Moreover, not only does saliva production affect symptoms of dry mouth, or xerostomia, as it is also known, but it also plays an integral role in the prevention of gum disease and tooth decay. It may be a source of discomfort and distressing, but your dentist has a variety of treatment and prevention options.