Continuing our discussion on dry mouth, we want to discuss some of the common causes of this issue so it can be treated properly.
What Causes Dry Mouth?
As we discussed in our first blog on dry mouth, dry mouth is the result of low saliva flow. The common reasons an individual may experience dry mouth include:
Any of the above can cause this issue, but medication is the most common reason why someone may experience dry mouth.
Here are some types of medications that can contribute to this problem.
Blood Pressure medications
Be sure to stay tuned for Part 3 of our blog series on “Dry Mouth” where we will discuss treatment options that can offer you relief.
If you feel thirsty all of the time, have trouble swallowing certain kinds of food or your saliva feels thick or foamy, you might be one of the millions of Americans who suffer from dry mouth.
Did you know that dry mouth affects more than 1 in 4 individuals? If you do suffer from this dental health issues, just remember it is a very common. We want to share some information on what this issue is and why treating it is important to your oral health.
What is Dry Mouth?
Simply put, dry mouth is the lack of salivary flow. Saliva helps us in many ways, including aiding in the digestive process, preventing tooth decay, keeping your mouth lubricated for healthy, soft tissues and helping to fight off infection. Not having enough saliva can lead to serious dental health issues.
Why is it a Problem?
The flow of saliva is vital for maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. Dry mouth has been associated with a number of diseases, such as gum disease and diabetes. This is why it is important to know the signs, causes and treatment options if you experience dry mouth.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of our blog series on dry mouth where we will discuss some of the causes.