What Happens with Persistent Dry MouthDry mouth can lead to a lot of issues with your mouth. The first issue is it can greatly increase how many cavities you get plus how often. If you have a lot of cavities already, then it is important that you keep your mouth moist at all costs.
Dry mouth can also increase problems with gum disease. The bacteria in your gums grow much more quickly when your mouth is dry. This can make a mild case of gum disease become a severe case in a relatively short amount of time.
Tooth loss is also more rampant among people who struggle with dry mouth. This is because it is so difficult to keep both your teeth and your gums healthy when you aren't producing enough saliva.
If you aren’t sure what is causing your dry mouth, talk to your dentist about figuring out the cause. If you think you know what it is, then ask them to verify. Once the cause is known, you can often get a treatment plan going to save your mouth and increase your oral health. They can help you narrow down the causes, treat the issues, and put you back on a healthy path. Take your oral health seriously, and combat the problems that come with dry mouth sooner, rather than later. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at (253) 777-0252.