ADA Accessibility Information
Ford Dental Group logo
GRAPHIC phone Ford Dental Group (714) 409-6161

Do You Struggle with Dry Mouth? If So, You Need to Get That Treated

Posted on 2/17/2018 by Dr Jonathan Ford
Dry Mouth Ford Dental Group CA 92647-4484Are you struggling with dry mouth? Do you find it difficult to keep your mouth moist on a daily basis? While people will experience dry mouth every now and then, there are some who have dry mouth every day.

This can create an uncomfortable feeling and lead to serious health issues is not treated. Saliva is needed on a daily basis as it helps with food digestion, protects the teeth from decay and helps to control the bacteria in the mouth, preventing infection. Learn what to do if you have dry mouth to avoid such issues.

Why Do I Have Dry Mouth?

There are several reasons why one might have a dry mouth. If you take medication on a daily basis, the medicine might have dry mouth as a side effect. Medications from pain killers to antihistamines can lead to dry mouth issues.

Certain diseases can also affect the salivary glands, including Parkinson's disease or diabetes. Menopause and smoking are other conditions that can lead to dry mouth problems.

So, what symptoms mean that dry mouth is occurring every day? When you experience dry mouth daily, you will have trouble swallowing, have a dry feeling in the mouth and in your throat. You may have cracked lips as well as a reduced ability to taste. Mouth sores can also appear in the mouth.

How to Treat Dry Mouth

If you suffer from daily dry mouth, there are treatment solutions. Drink water often and avoid drinks heavy in caffeine. You can chew sugarless gum or have sugarless hard candy to stimulate the production of saliva. Avoid using alcohol or tobacco and use a humidifier at night.

Your doctor can also prescribe medication to help with dry mouth. When it comes to your dental health, you want to ensure your teeth are checked often when you have dry mouth.

Because bacteria is not easily removed without saliva present, you want to be sure you are not having any issues with your teeth, such as the onset of decay.

Contact us today to ensure your teeth are in good health, when suffering from dry mouth.
Contact Us
16511 Goldenwest Suite 107
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-4484
Tel: (714) 409-6161
Fax: 714-841-7148

GRAPHIC member logo ADA Ford Dental Group GRAPHIC member logo CDA Ford Dental Group GRAPHIC member logo OCDS Ford Dental Group
Office Hours
Monday: 9am - 6pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 7am - 6pm
Thursday: 7am - 5pm
Friday: 7am - 1pm

Request Appointment
Click map for Directions to Ford Dental Group

Ford Dental Group | | (714) 409-6161
16511 Goldenwest Suite 107 , Huntington Beach, CA 92647-4484
Copyright © 2016-2021 Ford Dental Group and WEO Media (Touchpoint Communications LLC). All rights reserved.  Sitemap | Links
Dental Blog | Dentist Huntington Beach, CA | Ford Dental Group
Our team at Ford Dental Group has created this dental blog to help educate the community. Click here to learn more about procedures, home care, and more!
Ford Dental Group, 16511 Goldenwest Suite 107, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 • (714) 409-6161 • • 7/24/2021 • Related Terms: dentist Huntington Beach CA • dentist Huntington Beach CA •