It’s winter, which means that many people experience more stress this time of year than any other time. Increase stress can sometimes lead to extreme dry mouth. Chronic dry mouth is a common problem for many people in the wintertime. Perhaps you’ve experienced a dry mouth, and you know that it’s not very comfortable.
In fact, it is suggested that over 44 million Americans suffer from chronic dry mouth, you are not alone, it is a real problem. If you suffer from chronic dry mouth you may have more cavities and tooth pain.
Sometimes bacteria will grow in the mouth, and it there is not enough saliva in the mouth, which is produced to wash it away. This can signify more health problems in the entire body.
Dentist urge patients to take care of their teeth by drinking more water, brushing and flossing every day and ensuring that their mouth is hydrated.
Saliva is important in your mouth because it will neutralize acid production and can reduce the amount of bacterial growth in your mouth. People who suffer from a dry mouth often have a reduced amount of saliva and this will lead to more gum disease and tooth decay.
Dentist’s recommend ensuring that your mouth stays hydrated. There are steps you can take to prevent chronic dry mouth such as drinking more green tea, eliminating soda, and sugar drinks. You can even cut out candy and sugar from your diet.
Although most people don’t think about their mouth until there is a problem it’s important to care for your teeth and prevent any unwanted oral health care issues. If your mouth feels dry drink more water and reduce the amount of sugar that you eat. This will greatly affect the outcome of your oral health.
For more health advice visit TenderCare Dental, a dentist in NW Portland. Shannon Kaiser is a health and wellness writer.