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Dry Mouth and Your Gums - What to Be Concerned With


Posted on 9/10/2017 by Dr. Dennison
 Dry Mouth University Periodontal Associates TX 77098
Your gums are a very important aspect of your oral health. If they dry out, this can cause a wide range of problems for your entire mouth. The problems can range from something simple, like gum disease that is easy to treat in most cases, to tooth loss, which is much more difficult to treat.

It is very important that you keep your mouth moist with saliva, especially your gums. This protection keeps the gums healthy, plus that helps keep the teeth healthy. For those who struggle with dry mouth, you need to take steps to keep your mouth as moist as possible.

Dry Mouth Takes a Toll on Your Oral Health

Having dry mouth can take quite the toll on your oral health. The incidences of gum disease skyrocket when someone struggles with dry mouth. This increases cavities, and in turn, tooth decay. Plus, the more tooth decay and gum disease go up, so does how many people struggle with tooth loss.

There are some medications that can cause problems with dry mouth. It is often one of the lesser-noticed side effects. If you think that your medication is causing the issue of dry mouth, it is important that you speak with the prescribing doctor to see if you have any other medications you can try.

If you regularly struggle with dry mouth, call us. We can take a look at your mouth and see if we can determine the cause of your dry mouth problems. Once we figure out the cause, we can then help you figure out the most effective treatment. We can then also formulate a plan to treat any leftover issues that may have come up since you started to struggle with dry mouth. Contact us today!

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (832) 975-0990 today.

Your gums are a very important aspect of your oral health. If they dry out, this can cause a wide range of problems for your entire mouth. The problems can range from something simple, like gum disease that is easy to treat in most cases, to tooth loss, which is much more difficult to treat.

It is very important that you keep your mouth moist with saliva, especially your gums. This protection keeps the gums healthy, plus that helps keep the teeth healthy. For those who struggle with dry mouth, you need to take steps to keep your mouth as moist as possible.

Dry Mouth Takes a Toll on Your Oral Health

Having dry mouth can take quite the toll on your oral health. The incidences of gum disease skyrocket when someone struggles with dry mouth. This increases cavities, and in turn, tooth decay. Plus, the more tooth decay and gum disease go up, so does how many people struggle with tooth loss.

There are some medications that can cause problems with dry mouth. It is often one of the lesser-noticed side effects. If you think that your medication is causing the issue of dry mouth, it is important that you speak with the prescribing doctor to see if you have any other medications you can try.

If you regularly struggle with dry mouth, call us. We can take a look at your mouth and see if we can determine the cause of your dry mouth problems. Once we figure out the cause, we can then help you figure out the most effective treatment. We can then also formulate a plan to treat any leftover issues that may have come up since you started to struggle with dry mouth. Contact us today!

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (832) 975-0990 today.

University Periodontal Associates
3100 Richmond Ave, Suite 509
Houston, TX 77098

Phone (832) 975-0990

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