Are you aware of the oral health risks associated with a downturn in saliva? If your body is not producing enough saliva, it can lead to several health risks, because saliva is essential for washing away debris in your mouth, neutralizing acids and providing disease-fighting substances for your smile.
If you are suffering from dry mouth, it may be linked to products that you are using. Various medications are known to produce dry mouth as a side effect. Everything from antihistamines, decongestants, diuretics and painkillers can all produce various forms of dry mouth. To produce dry mouth symptoms, visit our dentist for treatments.
If you are suffering from dry mouth and it goes untreated, it can give rise to several oral health problems and issues, including the following:
– gum disease
– difficulties breathing
– difficulties swallowing
– problems with chewing food properly
– a chronic sore throat
Furthermore, dry mouth may be the result of an autoimmune disease known as Sjogren’s syndrome. If you are suffering from Sjogren’s syndrome, it means that your body’s immune system will inadvertently attack the glands responsible for producing saliva.
For more dry mouth treatment and care from a dentist in Haddonfield, New Jersey, our team at Vincent C. Mayher, DMD, MAGD can help you. If need an oral exam, please schedule an appointment to come see us at our dental office. We can be reached at 856-429-0404. Dr. Vincent Mayher, Dr. Jessica Meier, and Dr. Salvatore Pera are happy to help you with your smile!