Dry mouth is a common oral health condition that is characterized by a reduced flow of saliva. People who have dry mouth may have difficulties in chewing, swallowing, and speaking. Since saliva neutralizes acids in the mouth, its reduction can cause oral health issues like sensitive teeth, cavities, and infection. That is why it is important to treat it effectively.
How Can Mouth Spray Help?
Mouth sprays help to relieve dry mouth as they contain a saliva substitute. Although this substance is meant to replace the lubrication provided by saliva, it is not an exact match for your body’s natural saliva. Hence, they are only taken as a temporary measure.
Mouth spray leaves a layer of moisture in the tissues inside the mouth which can prevent feelings of dryness. However, the spray wears off in time leaving your mouth dry again.
If you want long-term relief, make sure you schedule an appointment with Dr. Sebastien Murphy and Dr. Murphy at Atlantic Dentistry so that they can treat the underlying conditions that are causing your dry mouth. These may include nutritional deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, side effects of medication, dry mouth, and even pregnancy.
There are different types of dry mouth sprays available in the market and they contain varying ingredients so be sure to read the ingredients.
Benefits of Mouth Spray
Mouth sprays are a simple and convenient way to keep your mouth moisturized. They can be carried with you anywhere so that you can spray your mouth whenever the need arises. This spray can be used as per our instructions.
Oral Hygiene Concerns With Dry Mouth
It is very important that people who face dry mouth should visit us every six months. That’s because dry mouth puts you at an increased risk of cavities. To prevent this issue, make sure you brush and floss your teeth diligently and use a non-alcoholic mouth wash which can remove the harmful bacteria in your mouth.
If you suffer from dry mouth or have any questions concerning the issue, call us at 904 717-0335 today.