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Dry Mouth Treatment For Tooth Decay From Lack Of Saliva

WHAT IS DRY MOUTH?

Dry Mouth is not a disease, but it can be a symptom of disease, which is known as Xerostomia. It is also called Hyposalivation or Asialorrhea. The lack of saliva increases the potential for tooth decay.

Dry mouth is recognized primarily as a decreased flow of saliva. Less saliva can mean less oxygen as well. The combination of less saliva and less oxygen adversely affects the breath and taste.

WHO HAS DRY MOUTH?

As a person ages it's not uncommon to experience dry mouth at night, especially while sleeping with an open mouth or snoring. People with sleep apnea often have dry mouth at night while sleeping. When awaken in the night with a dry mouth a person may cough and find it helpful to take a sip of water.

Dry mouth can also be related to individuals who suffer from dehydration, radiation therapy of the salivary gland, anxiety, use of drugs, or even a vitamin deficiency.

WHAT CAUSES DRY MOUTH?

Dry mouth can result from the salivary glands not working properly. It can also be a common side effect of some diseases (such as diabetes) and some medications. However, dry mouth can occur in some people even if their salivary glands are normal. In these cases, dry mouth might be diet related or caused by eating too much.

The dentist in the video below gives further insight into the causes and solutions for dry mouth.

HOW TO TREAT DRY MOUTH NATURALLY TO PREVENT TOOTH DECAY?

It is important to brush your teeth regularly at least once a day. Most dentists recommend using toothpaste with fluoride. If possible, use dental floss. Do not eat food that has too much sugar or that is gummy and gooey.

Drink more water during the day and keep water by your bed at night. Chew sugarless gum to promote the flow of saliva. Use a humidifier in your bedroom, especially at night.

Natural remedies can also include the use of coconut oil, cayenne pepper, fennel seeds, and colostrum.

Avoid soda pop, coffee, alcohol, and tobacco as they can be drying and tend to eliminate saliva.

HOW TO TREAT DRY MOUTH MEDICALLY?

  1. Have your teeth cleaned two or three times a year by a professional hygienist.
  2. Ask your dentist about using artificial saliva.
  3. Your dentist may recommend Biotene, a mouthwash used for moisturizing. It can help give oral comfort for dry mouth.
  4. Be sure to see your dentist regularly or at least once a year.
Adequate saliva is important for everyone to protect and keep your teeth healthy. If you frequently have dry mouth, do everything you can to maintain good oral health.

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