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To guard yourself against dry mouth, there are a few different things you can do. Since the team at Rocky Ridge Dental Associates wants to keep your oral cavity healthy always, they’ve put together this post full of data about dry mouth for your education and learning.

Dry mouth affects millions in the USA every year. It is estimated that about 20% of the US population suffers from it and 40% of those over 55 years old suffer from it. Around 64 percent cases of dry mouth are tied with use of spit-formation-weakening medications, of which there are currently more than 400 in the marketplace. If you are more than 55 or taking dry-mouth-initiating medicines, please phone us now.

Not all service options for dry mouth take place in our office. While you should definitely stop by our office if your condition is severe or has lasted longer than 48 hours, there are some things you can do at home to relieve the agony of dry mouth. For instance, try chomping on sugar-free gum. If you’re not already, make sure that you’re brushing your teeth two times daily with toothpaste. If you’re experiencing dry mouth and your diet is high in sugar, deliberate on chomping less-sugary foods.

Are you considering receiving dry mouth treatment in Vestavia Hills, Alabama? Please call the Rocky Ridge Dental Associates staff of Dr. Roy A. Smith, III now at 205-979-8070 to pencil in your next visit. The team at Rocky Ridge Dental Associates knows what it takes to take care of dry mouth, and they’ll get you taken care of right.