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To limit the effect of dry mouth on your oral health, you will need to make sure that you’re taking every step necessary to address the causes and symptoms If you are suffering from dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, your body simply is not producing enough saliva. To help reverse this, you need to be aware of the causes of dry mouth and what you can do to eliminate them.

Dealing with dry mouth, you should be aware that some medications can create it a sa side effect. Some of those medications include

antihistamines
decongestants
diuretics
painkillers

Speak with your dentist about any medications that you may be using. If dry mouth is not treated, it can increase your risk factor for several health disorders, including gum disease and tooth decay. Furthermore, it can also lead to frequent sore throats and difficulties speaking or chewing and swallowing your food.

Dr. Rafah Abdelmonem and our team at American Dental Center are here to help you in every way we can. If you would like to set up an appointment for an exam at our dental office in North Miami, Florida, please call us at 305-625-5400 to speak with a member of our team.