Solutions to common dental problems
If your mouth feels dry and uncomfortable you might be suffering from Xerostomia – or dry mouth.
Dry mouth is where your mouth doesn’t produce enough saliva…and that’s a problem. This means you are at greater risk of cavities and gum disease.
Saliva is very important for your dental wellbeing. Saliva protects teeth and without saliva you lose protection against tooth decay.
Saliva cleans and moistens your mouth, helps in food digestion and prevents infections such as bacteria and fungi in your mouth.
It is important to understand the cause for your dry mouth. By treating the cause you can get dry mouth under control.
The dentist will look for causes of your dry mouth, and check for tooth decay or gum disease.
Seeing your doctor and dentist will help in understanding the causes of your dry mouth.
To find out more about treating your dry mouth, call our friendly staff at Woodville & Seaton Dental Clinic on (08) 8268 5422 or request an appointment online.