Do you ever miss your wet, moist mouth? If so, our Stone Lake Dental team is happy to help you get it back! Dry mouth in Wichita Falls, Texas, is an annoying and inconvenient issue that can make life a little uncomfortable. To get your moisturized mouth back, you first need to identify the cause of your dry mouth. There are many common causes of dry mouth, including:
-Dehydration: This may not be a surprise, but not drinking enough water can leave your mouth dry.
-Being active: Participating in sports and activities is a common cause of dry mouth, especially because athletes tend to breathe through their mouth.
-Tobacco products: Using tobacco products, whether you smoke them or chew them, can cut down your saliva flow and destroy antibodies that fight cavities.
-Alcohol: Alcohol is known to cause dry mouth. You can have dry mouth if you drink alcohol or even if you use an alcohol-based mouthwash.
-Illegal drugs: Illegal drugs, like heroin, cocaine, MDMA, and ecstasy can leave the mouth dry and prone to cavities.
Now it’s time to use the solution needed to eliminate the cause of dry mouth. Some solutions to dry mouth include:
-Drink more water
-Keep up on oral hygiene
-Have a balanced diet and eat regular meals
-Avoid drinking alcohol, carbonated beverages, and caffeine
-Avoid smoking and chewing tobacco
-Avoid eating overly salty products
-Avoid using illegal drugs
-Use artificial saliva if necessary. You can find it at your local pharmacy
-Visit your dentist, Dr. Rafael A. Perez, regularly and ask for tips about how to avoid this issue
Doing these things will put you on the right track toward a wet and healthy mouth. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more, please feel free to call our office today at 940-692-2851. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can!