As the harvest season comes into effect, it is important to make sure you’re doing everything you can to protect your teeth and gums. Although it is important to brush and floss effectively daily, there are various symptoms that can arise even if you have flawless oral health care. One known oral health condition which can easily arise is known as dry mouth.
Dry mouth is a condition in which your mouth fails to produce the proper amount of saliva. With low saliva comes an increase in oral health defects due to the fact that saliva helps keep your mouth clean and safe. Saliva will not only neutralize acids in your mouth, but it can also help in removing harmful debris and bacteria from around your teeth and gums.
If dry mouth is left untreated, and low saliva amounts continue to occur within your mouth, you will be at an increased risk for numerous oral health disorders, including periodontal disease and cavities. Furthermore, dry mouth can lead to issues chewing, speaking or swallowing, as well as frequent sore throats and difficulties breathing.
For an effective treatment plan for your dry mouth, consult your dentist at our office. Keep your teeth clean and cared for to help prepare for any dry mouth issues that come your way. To schedule your professional cleaning at Laura Miller, DDS with Dr. Laura Miller and our team at our dentist office in Middletown, Connecticut, simply give us a call at 860-346-6872. The best smiles begin as soon as you start caring for them.