6 Reasons for Dry Mouth

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When your mouth makes little or no saliva, it affects more than just your thirst. Saliva helps you taste and digest what you eat and drink. It flushes food particles from your teeth and reduces the acids that cause tooth decay. Dry mouth can be caused by the following:

Anxiety can contribute to dry mouth by causing increased mouth breathing

Stress can trigger jaw clenching and grinding

There are more than 1100 Medications that have potential to cause dry mouth

Drinking alcohol can dry out the mouth as alcohol has a dehydrating effect

Cigarettes and tobacco slow the body’s ability to produce saliva

Age is a contributing factor as 30-40% of people ages 65-85 report symptoms of dry mouth

Hot weather and not drinking enough fluids

There are many products advertised to help with dry mouth. However many of these products are not regulated for effectiveness and some are dangerously acidic and can make your mouth worse. Email us for more information and products we recommend for treatment: info@prestigeoralsurgery.com