Dental Health: Dry Mouth
Saliva is a moisturizer, cleansing agent, digestive enzymes. This saliva has also obtained germicidal properties and prevents the mouth from micro-organisms such as bacteria and fungi. Here in this article we will explain you about dry mouth.
Causes of Dry Mouth:
There are number of things that can lead to a dry mouth such as some infections or diseases, medical treatments, removal of salivary glands by surgery, certain medicines like used to treat depression, anxiety, allergies, colds, nausea, hypertension, asthma, obesity, acne and so on, nerve damage, dehydration due to some diseases and also daily habits like smoking, tobacco chewing and open-mouth breathing.
Symptoms of Dry Mouth:
There are number of signs of dry mouth such as dry throat, mouth sores, cracked lips, a parched feeling in the mouth, skin cracking at mouth corners, constant thirst, difficulty in speaking, a burning mouth, a red tongue, sore throat, red tongue, difficulty in chewing and indigestion, dryness in nasal opening and bad odor or halitosis.
Risks from a Dry Mouth:
A dry mouth puts an individual at increased danger of mouth infections such as a gum diseases, gingivitis, tooth decay and thrush. Dentures are also not very simple for people who are suffering from dry mouth.
Dry Mouth Treatment:
If you find dry mouth signs after having medicines, so it is important to consult your doctor to change your medicines or solve this issue.
The most common treatment of this problem is an oral rinse. There is a medicine named as Salagen is very beneficial in mounting saliva making. There are some home remedies that help you in treating dry mouth, given below
It is important to consume water in large quantities. It is very effective treatment for dry mouth.
Gum or chewing candy that is sugar-free.
It is also very essential to use fluoride toothpaste and also fluoride oral rinse. It is also very beneficial to do for regular check-ups.
It is also important that always breathe through the nose and also add moisture to the air while sleeping with a room humidifier.
It is also important to avoid caffeine consumption as it can make your mouth dry. It is also good to say no to bad habits like smoking, chewing tobacco and excess usage of alcohol.
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