If your mouth, throat or tongue has started to feel dry and uncomfortable, or if you’re constantly feeling thirsty, you may have a condition called dry mouth syndrome (also known as xerostomia). This occurs due to your body not being able to produce enough saliva.
If you’ve been struggling with a dry mouth and cannot product enough saliva, Just Dental Group can provide you with information on this condition and recommend dry mouth remedies you can try. Our qualified dentist in Prahran will ask you about the symptoms you experience and perform an examination of your mouth.
We also recommend that anyone experiencing dry mouth visits the dentist on a more regular basis, as having a dry mouth can make the teeth prone to cavities due to increased growth of bacteria. The risks of dry mouth can include a higher rate of decay as well as gum disease.
Older adults are most likely to experience xerostomia, as they might use medications that cause their body to produce less saliva and make their mouth dry.
Saliva ensures that both the mouth and teeth are healthy, as it cleans them, keeps them moist, washes food particles away and minimises how much bacteria can grow.
Common causes of dry mouth that often lead people to seek out dry mouth treatment include:
While there are no treatments for dry mouth, the following remedies can help to lessen its effects: