When your mouth is dry, it can be annoying and even painful. It also could be a problem that leads to other issues, including cavities and gum infections. You can get rid of your dry mouth in Murrells Inlet, SC by visiting our office. With our treatment, you can:
- Eat and digest food more comfortably
- Reduce your risk of oral health problems
- Speak more easily as well
Get chronic dry mouth treatment by planning a visit with your dentist. Call The Smile Center at 843-491-5353 to set up your appointment.
Keep Bacteria Under Control With Dry Mouth Treatment
As part of our general dentistry care, we can recommend treatment like Tooth & Gums Tonic. This is an antibacterial rinse created by dentists. Its all-natural ingredients and essential oils have helped countless patients alleviate the symptoms of dry mouth.
Dry mouth is more common as you get older. It can have a variety of causes, including:
- The natural aging process
- Medical treatments (including radiation and chemotherapy)
- Nerve damage that reduces the production of the salivary glands
The bacteria that cause cavities and periodontal disease thrive in dry places. Plaque is the sticky film bacteria create. Bacteria use sugars and starches in the foods you eat as fuel to create acids that harm your tooth enamel. Your saliva is like a weapon in your ongoing fight to keep this harmful bacteria and plaque from accumulating on your teeth. Saliva makes it easier to rinse plaque and food particles off your teeth. Tooth & Gums Tonic can help do the same for you.
Maintain Your Oral Health For Greater Comfort
Treating dry mouth is only part of what keeps your mouth as healthy as it can be. Be sure to continue drinking water, brushing and flossing daily, and getting regular professional dental cleanings and exams. Dr. Miller can also provide fluoride treatments and dental sealants to protect against cavities.