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Why Is Dry Mouth Risky For Your Teeth?

Published on July 22, 2022

Why Is Dry Mouth Dangerous For Tampa Dental Patients?Hello, welcome to the Kernagis Dental Excellence blog. Today we are going to talk about Dry Mouth, an unpleasant condition that can actually impact oral health.

Reduction of saliva flow resulting in a dry mouth is a common problem, especially among older adults. However, individuals of all ages experience the symptoms of dry mouth at one time or another. These symptoms include a dry, red tongue, difficulty swallowing, and persistent sore throat.

Sometimes dry mouth is caused by a disease or infection, but a more frequent cause of dry mouth is prescription medications.

Decongestants, blood pressure medications, antidepressants, and painkillers (all used extensively in Tampa) are just some of the drugs that list ‘dry mouth’ as a common side effect.

It is common for allergy-prone Kernagis Dental Excellence dental patients to complain of dry mouth when they start taking antihistamines during the hay fever season.

Aside from being an uncomfortable nuisance, untreated dry mouth can cause tooth damage. Adequate saliva is necessary to keep the mouth lubricated, wash the food from teeth, and neutralize the acidic environment caused by plaque. Extensive decay can arise in the absence of saliva for dental patients with chronic dry mouth.

If you are unsure of the cause of your dry mouth, or if you are looking for dry mouth treatments, call Kernagis Dental Excellence to schedule an appointment with Dr. Richard Kernagis.

 

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2001 W Busch Blvd Ste C
Tampa, Florida
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5486 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Lithia, FL 33547
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5486 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Lithia, FL 33547
813-571-5555

5255 Office Park Blvd, Ste 112
Bradenton, FL 34203
941-739-7770

 

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