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Xerostomia is the most underestimated oral condition. Effects of dry mouth include a hard time swallowing and talking, so you should take it very seriously. We care about your oral health, so we assembled this post about dry mouth and a few things you should know about it.

Products you can utilize to address xerostomia include spit stimulants and saliva replacements, and we suggest that you talk to Dr. Austin Babcock before using these varieties of products. Brushing with toothpaste two times daily and using floss once a day may also decrease symptoms of dry mouth, and using chapstick every few hours or so has been demonstrated to lessen the effects of dry mouth in many patients.

While having a dry mouth may not seem like a huge deal, it can cause many adverse side effects. For example, saliva is required to chew appropriately, so without it, you might be unable to consume food sufficiently. Dry mouth also impacts your capacity to speak, so without spit, you won’t be able to speak properly. Without saliva to flush out bacterial acids from your oral cavity, oral wear down becomes a serious issue and cavities develop more commonly.

Do you want to know more about dry mouth? The staff at Sedona Dental Arts would love to tell you all about it over the phone at (928) 282-1514 now or in their Sedona, Arizona, office during your next checkup. Call them at (928) 282-1514 now to pencil in your next visit and to go over any concerns you may have about dry mouth.