Are you a frequent sufferer of dry mouth? Do constantly find yourself parched or unable to speak, talk, or swallow properly? If so, you most likely suffer from a condition known as dry mouth.
Dry mouth is a common, yet potentially severe oral health condition that arises when saliva production is diminished within your mouth. It can be caused by numerous ailments, including the food you eat and the medications you’re taking. If you are suffering from dry mouth, it is important to seek treatment immediately to ensure your smile has a chance to overcome the ailment. If left untreated, dry mouth can lead to ailments such as cavities and gum disease.
Dry mouth may also be an indication of an underlying disease known as Sjogren’s syndrome, which causes your body’s immune system to frequently attack the glands of your body including those responsible for producing saliva. No matter the cause of your dry mouth, visit your dentist to determine what you can do to help treat your dry mouth.
If you would like to discuss a dry mouth treatment with Dr. Jacob Miller and the rest of our team here at Jacob S. Miller, DDS, please schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our number is 616-364-7039. Every day is another chance to improve your oral health.