As the fall season kicks into swing, it is important to start focusing on your oral health care and oral health care treatments. Even if your oral hygiene is in excellent condition, it is important to watch out for oral ailments that can damage your smile, including dry mouth.
Dry mouth is a common oral health care condition that arises due to a lack of saliva in your mouth. Saliva is an essential ingredient for your health care because it can help wash away debris in your mouth as well as neutralize harmful acids that seek to destroy your teeth and gums.
If dry mouth goes untreated, it can increase your risk for numerous oral health ailments, including issues breathing and swallowing, difficulties with chewing food, a sore throat, and gum disease. Speak with your dentist for a consultation to determine what we can do to help prevent dry mouth and treat any dry mouth symptoms.
In some cases, dry mouth may be an indication of an underlying condition such as Sjogren’s syndrome, which causes your body’s immune system to attack the glands in your body, including those responsible for producing saliva. The sooner you discover the cause for your dry mouth, the sooner you can begin to care of it.
For additional help with dry mouth, Dr. Brian Miller and our team at Miller Family Dental are here to give you the smile you desire. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Houston, Texas, please contact us at 281.225.4966 to speak with a member of our team. Set the stage for the oral health care you desire.