Important Information About Dry Mouth

When you wake up in the morning, does your mouth feel sticky and dry? You may also experience this sensation when you have a cold and have to breathe through your mouth. This feeling is known as dry mouth. It occurs when there is a lack of saliva in the mouth. Saliva is important because it helps rid the mouth of lingering food and bacteria. When bacteria are not removed from the mouth, they will continue to increase and eventually build up along the gum line, leading to problems with decay and gum disease.

The Effects Medication Can Have On Your Oral Health

We often talk about being mindful of certain foods and habits and how they can have a negative effect on your oral health. You may be surprised to learn that certain things you are taking to help your body and your overall health may be causing problems with your teeth, gums, and mouth. Prescribed and over-the-counter medications can have lasting effects on your teeth and mouth that can significantly impact the future of your oral health. We want to share some of the common side effects that medications can have on your oral health.