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Posts for: July, 2016

In our previous blog posts regarding dry mouth we discussed what dry mouth is, what some of the causes are, and treatment methods aimed at seeing results. Following are several more methods of treatment to help eliminate your dry mouth.

Dry Mouth Xerostomia Ohio

With many great restaurants in the Northeast Ohio area it might be tough to cut down on some of your favorite foods. However, it is important to note that if you are having an issue with dry mouth cutting back on some of these foods can help:

- Alcoholic beverages
- Caffeine
- Citric food and drinks
- Salty foods

In addition to cutting these foods out of your diet, breathing by way of your nose, as opposed to your mouth should help as well.

Though it may look like dry mouth is simply an aggravation, if untreated, it can actually bring about more serious issues like cavities and gum disease. About 30% of all cavities found in adults may be associated with dry mouth, as stated by the Oral Cancer Foundation. This means spotting the early signs of dry mouth and starting a treatment plan early on is very important. The more time you delay before acting, the more challenging it could be to treat and heal.

All of us at Royalton Dental Associates hope these suggestions can help lead our patients to much healthier smiles and mouths! Feel free to make an appointment online if you need to see us. For even more details on oral health go to the American Dental Association.

In our last two blog posts we have explored what Dry Mouth is and how it can impact you and your dental health. In our next two blog posts 

we will discuss ways to prevent dry mouth as well as alleviate dry mouth.

Tips to prevent Dry Mouth:

- Consume the daily recommended amount of water
- Brush and floss on a regular basis
- Consumption of sugarless chewing gum
- Make use of a humidifier at night
- Keep your lips hydrated
- Use a saliva replacement
- Visit Dr. Florian’s office routinely

As brought up in our previous post, many times the hidden reason for dry mouth isn't actually an illness or other condition which may be altered, but is instead caused by prescription medication. In our final blog for this collection, our staff will examine a couple other methods to achieve comfort. Make sure to check back, and follow Royalton Dental on Facebook and Twitter.