What’s Causing Your Dry Mouth?

You know that you don’t want dry mouth. When it shows up, your mouth feels like it’s been stuffed full of cotton. Your oral health goes from potentially A-OK to at risk of a long list of problems like tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, and so on and so forth. Remember, of course, that you need ample saliva flow to keep bacteria from running rampant! While you may feel like you’re doing what you usually do, some change leads to the drying out of your saliva. What could it be?

Your Medicine

Your medicine may be causing your dry mouth. How to know? Well, if there’s something you take consistently and you have chronically dry oral tissues, the box or literature that comes with it may let you know. Or, if you speak with your doctor, you can discuss potential side effects.

Your Smoking Habit

Smoking may not be the actual reason that you have dry mouth. However, it’s most certainly going to make matters worse for you. To curb this concern and to revitalize your moisture, you may want to consider ending this habit.

Your Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol is drying! As you may have already realized, it can be drying to your mouth, too. If you consume multiple alcoholic beverages a day, it may be worth cutting back or cutting out altogether to give your smile a break.

Your Congestion

Do you have the sniffles? When your respiration happens through your mouth (instead of your nose), it can dry mouth moisture out. Address your congested nose and sinuses!

Your Lack Of Hydration!

It seems simple but it’s often overlooked: Dehydration may be the reason you’re so parched! Gulp down that H2O and your problem may go away.

Enjoy A Healthy And Moist Mouth With Our Care

Whether you need extra help or aren’t sure why you have a dry mouth, let us know soon, so we may assist you! Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.