Do You Suffer from Dry Mouth?
Dry mouth, also known as Xerostomia, is a condition that has many causes.
If you are taking medications for diabetes, blood pressure, allergies, antihistamines or antianxiety or receiving radiation treatment in the head or neck area, you will most likely experience dry mouth.
The Dangers of Dry Mouth
Because dry mouth greatly reduces the amount of healthy saliva needed to wash away and neutralize acids from food particles, you are more likely to experience tooth decay and gum disease.
Our natural saliva, if limited, allows plaque to form on the enamel of your teeth. Plaque contains bacteria and these bacteria will eat away the enamel on your teeth and infect your gums. Once your gums become infected, they will swell and possibly bleed. If you see signs of this condition in your mouth when brushing or flossing, it is time to seek professional help.
The Benefits of Professional Fluoride Treatment
Fluoride, found in certain foods and water, is the necessary component to protect the enamel on your teeth. However, if you suffer from dry mouth you will need topical fluoride that can be introduced through toothpaste, mouth rinse or applied at your dentist’s office.
Seeking professional dental assistance for your dry mouth is the best exercise in preventative care for your teeth and gums.
Treatment for dry mouth is one of the services offered by top New Jersey dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem. Caring for patients with dry mouth for nearly 20 years, Dr. Rotem is an authority on the problems caused by dry mouth and he can help you maintain the best oral health possible regardless of the condition of dry mouth.
Many people believe that Fluoride is just for kids who are developing their permanent teeth, but adults need Fluoride for protection of tooth enamel and gums. The higher the risk, as with dry mouth, the more important for adults to topically add Fluoride.
Adults with dry mouth have an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Don’t give your oral health up to a guessing game. Take the time to address your dry mouth problem with a dental professional today. Call Dr. Ron Rotem for a complete and thorough exam and diagnosis and find out if your condition for dry mouth calls for topical Fluoride treatment.
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