Avoid a dry mouth

Avoid a dry mouth

19 May 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

Even if you're not thirsty, it's important to sip, swish and swallow water frequently throughout the day.

A dry mouth causes foods to stick, bacterial levels to rise and the mouth to become acidic which increases the risk of acid erosion, tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath.

Rinsing your mouth well with water is especially important for people with asthma. Medicines used to treat asthma dry the mouth, which is further exacerbated by a tendency to breathe through the mouth. If you're living with asthma, remember to rinse your mouth with water after using your inhaler.

Here are some more things everyone can do to help protect their oral health from the risks of a dry mouth:
Chew sugar-free gum to stimulate saliva
Be vigilant about brushing, flossing and sticking to a healthy diet
Visit us regularly to detect and treat dental problems early

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