Do you find that your mouth seems excessively dry? Does it feel like someone stuffed some cotton in there? Perhaps in addition to the unfavorable sensation you are experiencing, you notice that some other things are changing, too. You may find that foods don’t taste quite the same or that your breath is never fresh anymore, even with brushing and flossing. No worries – it sounds like you may require dental care for dry mouth, which occurs when saliva flow has decreased. Why is this happening, you wonder? Allow us to offer some introductory responses.
You’re Mouth Breathing
If you are suffering from dry mouth, it can be as simple as this: You are breathing through your mouth instead of your nose on a consistent basis. This may happen while you are sleeping if you suffer from snoring or sleep apnea. It may also occur at night or during the day if you are suffering from nasal congestion.
It’s The Medicine
You may find that when you begin taking a new type of medication, side effects show up. One of them may include dry mouth. Unfortunately, this may mean that you need to manage the issue or change medications. Speak with us about your options.
Dry mouth may simply be due to a lack of moisture – as in, your body is dehydrated and lacking water, so your mouth is dry, too. Whether you have not been drinking enough H20 – or your body has become depleted due to illness – it’s time to hydrate with approximately 64 ounces of water daily.