There are a lot of things to learn about when it comes to your smile. One factor that you might not think about most of the time (until something annoying or out of the ordinary happens) is your saliva. Yep, it’s there every day and it helps your mouth function. However, when you feel like you’ve got too much, too little, or something else is going on, you may notice yourself thinking and wondering an awful lot about it. Not to worry. Your Moreno Valley dentist is ready with answers.

Questions and Answers

Question: I feel like I have too much saliva, when everything usually seems fine. What’s the problem?

Answer: Of course, you should come in for a visit, so we can provide you with a checkup! However, this might be the result of hypersalivation. This means that your body is producing too much of it, often due to an underlying factor. It could be a change in hormones, GERD, anxiety, the side effect of medication, or something else. You may wish to speak with your general practitioner.

Question: I don’t think I have enough saliva in my mouth. Is there something wrong?

Answer: Your Moreno Valley dentist explains that when there isn’t enough saliva, it’s generally referred to as dry mouth. This is very frequently the result of issues like congestion (during which you end up mouth breathing), medication side effects, dehydration, and even stress. Again, seeing us for a visit is best!

Question: Sometimes, my saliva seems stringy. What does this mean?

Answer: This, your Moreno Valley dentist explains, is often the result of dry mouth. If you find that this symptom also occurs with others like cracked lips, bad breath, and a tacky feeling, it could mean you’re not making enough saliva! Come see us.

Let Us Know If You Have Questions

Keep asking us your questions during your dental visits, so you learn more and more about your oral health. Give us a call in Moreno Valley, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.