To recap what we have discussed in regards to dry mouth, we have touched on what dry mouth is, the causes, and some of the treatments.
We know that limiting your favorite foods and drinks is not easy, but, if you are looking for other options to help alleviate dry mouth, limiting these foods and drinks might be able to help.
Foods and drinks that can lead to dry mouth include:
- Salty Foods
- Citric Foods and Juices
Another tip is to breathe through your nose rather than your mouth.
Dry mouth is not just an inconvenience, it can become a serious health issue. If untreated, dry mouth can lead to severe tooth decay and gum disease. Thirty percent of all tooth decay in older adults is caused by dry mouth, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. If you do suffer from dry mouth, it is important to get treatment as early as possible. Detecting dry mouth and treating it as soon as possible can help save your teeth!
We hope these tips will help anyone who experiences dry mouth. For more information on dental health, visit the American Dental Association.
If you experience dry mouth, be sure to schedule an appointment with Layman, Shirman & Associates in Streetsboro, OH to learn more about what treatment options are available.