Are you suffering from any complications associated with dry mouth condition? Dry mouth is a condition in which an individual has an inadequate flow of saliva. Oftentimes, dry mouth, also referred to as xerostomia, is caused by products you are consuming or bad habits that you may have.
If you find yourself suffering from dry mouth, it could be the result of medications you are taking. Medications can produce dry mouth as a side effect, so it is important to make sure that if you are taking a product that can produce dry mouth, to counteract it with saliva-producing routines such as chewing gum or using mouthwash. Due to the fact that saliva is instrumental in washing away debris and neutralizing acids in your mouth, it is important to always make sure that you are producing enough saliva.
Dry mouth itself is not a disease, but it can lead to an increased risk of several oral health problems, including gum disease and dental erosion. Furthermore, dry mouth can lead to a sore throat, difficulties breathing and swallowing and chewing properly. If you are suffering from dry mouth, you may need to visit our dentist so that appropriate treatments can be administered.
If you are in need of treatments for dry mouth, Dr. Joseph Portale and our team are here to help you in every way we can. If you want to schedule an appointment to come see Portale Dental at our dental office in Ridgefield, New Jersey, please call us at 201-945-5777.