at Oasis Family Dental, will tell you more about dry mouth, and how to deal with it. 

Dysfunctional Salivary Glands

The clinical term for the condition where your salivary glands don’t produce enough saliva is xerostomia, also known as dry mouth. Several factors can cause this deficiency in production, including:

  • Stress
  • Hormonal changes (usually due to pregnancy or menopause)
  • Snoring
  • Open-mouthed breathing
  • Serious health conditions such as HIV/AIDS
  •  Diabetes
  • Undergoing radiation or chemotherapy

Dry Mouth Symptoms and Relief

Everyone’s mouth is bound to be dry at times. However, if you find that you’re struggling with consistent dry mouth symptoms, consulting with your dentist for appropriate treatment recommendations is a great idea. Dry mouth can be a catalyst for tooth decay because saliva performs the job of helping to rinse food particles from your mouth throughout the day. Saliva also neutralizes and lessens the amount of acid in your mouth, which damages tooth enamel.

If you discover unidentifiable sores in your mouth, have trouble with split or cracked skin in the corners of your lips, feel a burning or tingling sensation orally, notice your tongue is red or raw, have sudden unexplained hoarseness, sore throat, or chronic bad breath issues, contact your Corona dentists. Along with potential clinical treatments, we may suggest possible home remedies such as additional hydration, sugar-free gum, avoiding certain food, and/or sleeping next to a humidifier.

Dry Mouth Issues? Contact Your Temecula Dentists

Due for a checkup? Contact your Temecula, CA dentists for a cleaning appointment, or any other dentistry needs. We provide comprehensive dental care for our patients of all ages. To reach our 92591 dental office, don’t hesitate to call (951) 695-2290 and schedule an appointment today. We welcome patients from Temecula and all surrounding communities.