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There are many people in the world today who suffer from the dry mouth condition. If you are one of these people, we are here to help you! First, we would like to help you by explaining everything you need to know about dry mouth, and we do so here:

What is dry mouth?
Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is a condition that forms when you do not have an adequate flow of saliva. This is very dangerous because it can alter the health of the hard and soft tissues in your mouth, the debris on your smile will not be washed, and the acids in your mouth will not be neutralized. This condition is known to promote tooth decay, so please do everything you can to treat it.

What are the symptoms of dry mouth?
Common symptoms of dry mouth include a constant sore throat, a burning sensation, trouble speaking, difficulty swallowing, dry nasal passages, and hoarseness.

What are the treatments for dry mouth?
There are many treatments for dry mouth. Some of those treatments include chewing on sugar-free gum, sucking on sugar-free candy, using artificial saliva, and using mouth rinses. Whatever you can do to promote saliva in your mouth is better than nothing.

How can I prevent dry mouth?
Preventing dry mouth can be very easy. All you need to do is drink 8 FL oz. of water each day, use a humidifier in your home, breathe through your nose the majority of the time, and avoid using medications that cause dry mouth.

Now that you know all about the dry mouth condition, it’s time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jae Ham so you can receive an accurate diagnosis and treatment suggestion. So, call Ideal Smile Dentistry today by dialing 706.257.7374 and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. We look forward to helping you finally improve your oral health!