Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth? Don’t Delay Treatment

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Dry Mouth Treatment Albury

A dry mouth is an oral ailment in which the salivary glands in your mouth don’t produce enough saliva.

Dry mouth is usually due to the side effects of a specific medication, aging problems, or as a result of radiation treatment for cancer.

To know the causes of your dry mouth, your Albury dentist will go through your medical history and the medications you’re currently taking, including over-the-counter medications, and examine your mouth.

Causes of Dry Mouth

There are several different causes of dry mouth.

Some of the most common causes of dry mouth include the following:

  • Dehydration
  • Stress
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Smoking and using other tobacco products
  • Tranquilisers
  • Exercising or playing under extreme heat
  • Taking medications, including some antihistamines and appetite suppressants
  • Aging
  • Snoring and sleep apnoea
symptoms of dry mouth albury

Symptoms of Dry Mouth

  • Bad breath
  • Lipstick sticking in the mouth
  • Frequent gum disease
  • Tooth decay and plaque
  • Difficulty in speaking
  • Sticky saliva
  • Sore throat

Dry Mouth Treatment

The treatment depends on the cause of your dry mouth.

Your Albury dentist may:

  • Change medications that cause dry mouth.
  • Stimulate saliva production.
  • Prevent tooth decay.

Here are some home remedies for dry mouth:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Improve your overall oral hygiene routine
  • Use an alcohol-free mouthwash
  • Chew on sugarless gum

Avoid the following:

  • Breathing through your mouth
  • Smoking and using other tobacco products
  • Dry and spicy foods
  • Sugary foods and beverages

Alcohol consumption should also be kept to a minimum or avoided, and caffeine should be only be consumed in moderation.

Dry Mouth Treatment in Albury

If dental problems are causing dry mouth, and they are in most cases, your Albury dentist can start treating the main cause of the problem with dental treatments available in our clinic.

Request an appointment with your Albury dentist today!

Give your Albury dentist a call on (02) 6021 4171 for more information. Request your appointment online.

We are located at 525 Wilson St in Albury.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is dry mouth?

Dry mouth is a common side effect of certain medications, which may improve with a new prescription or an adjustment of dosage.

Usually, we get dry mouth when we are upset, stressed, or extremely frightened.

Is saliva really that important?

Our saliva is the mouth’s main defence against tooth decay which maintains the health of the tissues in the mouth.

Saliva washes away food particles, neutralises acids and provides disease-fighting substances throughout the mouth, providing protection against microbial invasion or overgrowth that might result in dental and overall health problems.