Should I worry about having a dry mouth?

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Should I worry about having a dry mouth?

Having a dry mouth can damage your teeth. Without adequate saliva food debris can get stuck between teeth and form plaque while harmful acids attack the enamel on your teeth.

Key takeaways

– Sip water regularly to keep hydrated

– Let your dentist know what medications you take because some can cause dry mouth

– Breathe through your nose rather than your mouth

It might not seem important but having a dry mouth can cause serious dental problems, talk to your dentist today.

“The truth is that having a dry mouth is hugely damaging to your smile.”

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Dr. Biju Philip

Dr. Philip (GMC No: 6072826) is a medical doctor with more than 20 years experience, of which 13 years has been in the field of Anaesthetics and Critical Care. He has also undergone extensive training in Dental Sedation and Facial Aesthetics, including Botox and dermal filler treatments, which he now practices in our dental surgery in Exning. He also works as an Anaesthetist at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds.