There may be a very simple reason your mouth is not sufficiently moist (which is what we refer to as dry mouth). Before you jump to any conclusions and worry that something is very off with your oral health, we suggest you begin at the very beginning. There are often super simple causes of a mouth that keeps drying out too much (and as you may have assumed, some equally simple ways to fix them). Try them first! If you notice you’re not experiencing any improvement, we’re always here to schedule a visit for you!
Drink More Water
It’s always a good idea to drink water every day. First, because it is a natural and healthy way to help keep your oral health safe between dental hygiene sessions. This is also the case because when your body is deficient of water, it affects all of you (your mouth included). Consuming more water is often easy to do when you choose to replace other drinks with it, when you keep it around all day for sipping, or when you set a goal and track it throughout the day. This may very well help you say goodbye to dry mouth.
Treat Any Mouth Breathing Causes
Ask yourself if you may be doing most of your breathing through your mouth. If the answer is “yes,” then now is the time to investigate the cause. Are you sick? Are you snoring at night? Are you facing serious seasonal or pet allergies? If you can treat the cause, do so, and your dry mouth may go bye-bye. If you cannot seem to pinpoint the cause (or you feel this is a likely reason but are unsure of where it’s coming from) come on in. We can help you figure out what’s up with your oral health.
Bring Your Dry Mouth To Our Attention
See us if you are having trouble keeping your mouth moist and comfortable. Addressing dry mouth is often easier than you think! Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.