You may think dry mouth in Georgetown is no big deal, but we beg to differ! Not only is it uncomfortable, but it creates an environment friendly to the bacteria that cause tooth decay. So the condition can lead to dental damage.
Our dry mouth treatment will:
- Allow you to chew and eat more easily
- Help prevent issues like cracked lips and abrasions inside your mouth
- Restore a more healthy environment to your mouth so you’re less likely to get cavities
- Make you more comfortable
- Help you identify issues, like prescription medications, that may be contributing to your dry mouth problem
Dr. John Miller can suggest lifestyle changes and products that can ease your dry mouth symptoms. Call 843-492-5026 for an appointment with him.
See Us For Regular Exams If You Have Dry Mouth Symptoms
We recommend an antibacterial mouth rinse called Tooth & Gums Tonic. Created by dentists and formulated with essential oils and all-natural ingredients, it can help alleviate symptoms.
Because your mouth is more hospitable to decay-causing bacteria when you have dry mouth, we’ll use tools like DIAGNOdent to find cavities in their early stages. We can also use treatments like fluoride varnish and dental sealants to help protect your teeth against decay.
You Need Saliva to Fight Tooth Decay
Saliva is a kind of “secret weapon” against the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Bacteria collect in plaque, a sticky film that clings to your teeth. When you eat foods with sugars and starch, they “feed” the bacteria, which then produce acids that eat away your tooth enamel. Your saliva not only helps wash away remnants of these foods, but it also contains minerals like calcium and phosphate. They help replace the minerals in your enamel that are lost to the damaging acids. So not producing enough saliva is a problem – but one we can help you with.
To relieve discomfort caused by dry mouth in Georgetown, call The Smile Center at 843-492-5026.