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Dry mouth is the most underestimated serious dental condition. Developments of dry mouth include a hard time swallowing, breathing and talking, so you should take it very seriously. We care about your dental health, so we compiled this post about dry mouth and some things you should know about it.

Products you can utilize to treat xerostomia include spit stimulants and spit substitutes, and we suggest that you talk to Dr. Deborah Backiel before using these varieties of products. Brushing with toothpaste two times per day and using floss once per day might also lessen symptoms of dry mouth, and using chapstick every few hours has been shown to effectively reduce the effects of dry mouth in many patients.

While having a dry mouth might not seem like a big deal, it can cause a number of adverse side effects. For example, saliva is necessary to chew right, so without it, you are perhaps unable to consume food sufficiently. Xerostomia also diminishes your facility to speak, so without saliva, you won’t be able to speak correctly. Without saliva to flush out bacterial acids from your mouth, oral corrode becomes a major problem and cavities develop more commonly.

Do you want to know more about xerostomia? The team at Dr. Backiel and Associates would be happy to tell you all about it over the phone at 267-514-8100 now or in their Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, office during your next visit. Call them at 267-514-8100 now to pencil in your next visit and to go over any worries you may have about xerostomia.