Do you feel thirsty all the time, have trouble swallowing certain foods or does your saliva feel thick and foamy? If so, you may be one of the millions of people that experience dry mouth.
What is dry mouth?
Simply put, dry mouth is a lack of salivary flow. Saliva is important for a number of reasons including aiding in the digestive process, keeping your mouth lubricated, fighting off infections and preventing tooth decay. If you do not have enough saliva, it may lead to serious dental health issues. Dry mouth has been associated with other health issues such as gum disease and diabetes.
If you do suffer from dry mouth, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nichols in Littleton, CO. There are a number of things that may cause dry mouth and your dentist can help find out why the issue is occurring and suggest a treatment.