Monday, October 21, 2013

Quick Tip on Dry Mouth

Xerostomia or dry mouth can be horrible and a hard condition to deal with, as saliva is vital for the
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mouth to stay healthy.  Certain medications for high blood pressure, diabetes, Sjogren's Syndrome, depression, anxiety or allergies can cause dry mouth.  It’s important to increase fluid intake if dry mouth is an issue.  Let's take a look at some of the issues associated with dry mouth:

1. Difficulty eating 
2. Cracking, dry lips
3. Corners of the mouth are cracked
4. Bad Breath
5. Sticky saliva
6. Mouth Ulcers or blisters, raw tongue
7. Waking from sleep due to dry mouth

If you suffer any of the above, perhaps it is time to consult a professional to determine a cause and right course of treatment for you.  A doctor or dentist will offer tips on how to help alleviate the situation. There are artificial saliva medications, if the condition is serious enough.  Therapeutic mouthwashes and rinses many times offer relief. 

Marietta dentist, +Kirk Kimmerling DDS is happy to consult with new patients experiencing dry mouth symptoms at the Verde Pointe Dental Associates office.