Did you know that dry mouth is something that can happen to you all year round? Were you aware that when it happens over the course of summer, there happen to be some very easy, seasonally-motivated changes you can make that can have a serious impact (as your saliva levels get to go back to normal)? When a parched oral environment is part of your daily narrative, our Ankeny, IA team encourages you to implement some changes, so you’re keeping your smile safe.
#1: Treat Those Summer Allergies!
You may think of allergies as something that only occurs during spring. Or, you may equate respiratory congestion with wintertime. However, remember that the plants are also in full bloom throughout the summer season and that more than pollen can trigger allergies! When this affects you, it can cause you to breathe through your mouth, which can promote dry mouth. So, the easy answer? We remind you to treat your allergies and let your saliva return to normal levels!
#2: Add Moisture To Your Room
Running the AC non-stop? Whether you’re mouth breathing due to allergies or not, this can contribute to drying up your saliva, which causes dry mouth. So, if this is becoming increasingly problematic (and if it’s a real nuisance when you’re sleeping and waking up), you may wish to add a humidifier near your bed, so you can keep the air you’re breathing as you dream full of moisture. The result? You can even wake up with a mouth that doesn’t feel desert-like.
#3: Watch Those Hydration Levels!
As you know, you can end up with problems if you have dry mouth. You may end up developing cavities, bad breath, and other complications. So, what you want to do is to make sure you’re giving your body what it needs not only to remain safely hydrated so your overall health is on track but also so you can produce sufficient saliva. Without it, bacteria run rampant and the aforementioned problems that occur can cause you to end up requiring restorative care you would really rather avoid! In short: Make sure you’re drinking enough water! If you’re unsure about how much, do a bit of research, check in with us, or ask your general practitioner!
#4: Add A Summer Visit To Your Schedule
Made some changes but still need help? Make just one more change to your usual schedule: Add an extra checkup in, so we can help with that dry mouth!
See Our Team For Dry Mouth Help
Don’t ignore dry mouth, whether it’s during the summer or any time of year. Instead, come in just as soon as you realize your own efforts aren’t working, so we may assist you in getting your smile moist and healthy. Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.