Hello, welcome to the Vitangeli blog. Today we are going to talk about dry mouth, an unpleasant condition that can actually endanger the oral health of Englewood Vitangeli dentistry patients.
Reduction of saliva flow resulting in a dry mouth is a more common problem among older Englewood adults; however, people of all ages in the Dayton area may experience the symptoms of dry mouth at one time or another. These symptoms include a dry, red tongue; difficulty swallowing; and persistent sore throat.
Sometimes dry mouth in Englewood dental patients is caused by a disease or infection, but a more frequent cause of dry mouth for patients in Dayton is prescription medications.
Decongestants, blood pressure medications, antidepressants, and painkillers (all used extensively in Englewood) are just some of the drugs that list ‘dry mouth’ as a common side effect.
It is common for allergy-prone Vitangeli dental patients to complain of dry mouth when they start taking antihistamines during the Dayton hay fever season.
Aside from being an uncomfortable nuisance, untreated dry mouth can cause tooth damage for Englewood dental patients. Adequate saliva is necessary to keep the mouth lubricated, wash the food from teeth, and neutralize the acidic environment caused by plaque. Extensive tooth decay can occur in the absence of saliva for Dayton dental patients with chronic dry mouth.
If you are unsure of the cause of your dry mouth, or if you are looking for dry mouth treatments, call Vitangeli to schedule an appointment with Drs. Lou and Nick Vitangeli.
When you visit Vitangeli in Englewood, please be sure to bring a list of medications you are taking so Drs. Lou and Nick Vitangeli can give you an accurate diagnosis.
Drs. Lou and Nick Vitangeli
320 Union Blvd