Are You Thirsty for Answers About Your Dry Mouth? – Part 1

Do you experience any of the following?

  • Always thirsty
  • Trouble swallowing certain foods
  • Saliva feels thick or foamy

If so, you may have dry mouth. This should not worry you; millions of people have it and, luckily, it is easily treatable.

The information below is to help you understand a little bit more about what this issue is and why ignoring it is not a good idea.

Dry mouth occurs due to a lack of saliva flow. Saliva is responsible for important functions, such as preventing tooth decay, assisting in digestion, keeping your mouth lubricated to maintain healthy, soft tissue and saliva also helps fight off infections. Ignoring dry mouth can lead to more serious health issues.

Don’t Ignore Dry Mouth

Production of saliva is critical for your oral health. When you are not producing enough saliva the issues may be serious. Diseases such as diabetes and gum disease have been linked to dry mouth.

Dry Mouth Olney, MD

In part 2 of our blog series, we will discuss some of the common causes. 

Do you suffer from dry mouth?

If so, it should not be ignored. Dr. Levine is always welcoming patients to his office in Olney, MD. Be sure to schedule your appointment today!

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