Why Is Dry Mouth Dangerous For Juno Beach Dental Patients?

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Why Is Dry Mouth Dangerous For Juno Beach Dental Patients?Hello, welcome to Weinberg Dentistry blog. Today we are going to talk about Dry Mouth, an unpleasant condition that can actually endanger the oral health of Juno Beach Weinberg Dentistry dentistry patients.

Reduction of saliva flow resulting in a dry mouth is a more common problem among older Juno Beach adults, however, people of all ages in the Juno Beach 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 Juno Beach dental patients is caused by a disease or infection, but a more frequent cause of dry mouth for patients is prescription medications.

Decongestants, blood pressure medications, antidepressants, and painkillers (all used extensively in Juno Beach) are just some of the drugs that list ‘dry mouth’ as a common side effect.

It is common for allergy-prone Weinberg Dentistry dental patients to complain of dry mouth when they start taking antihistamines during the Juno Beach hay fever season.

Aside from being an uncomfortable nuisance, untreated dry mouth can cause tooth damage for Juno Beach 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 Juno Beach dental patients with chronic dry mouth leading to the need of many services such as dental implants.

If you are unsure of the cause of your dry mouth, or if you are looking for dry mouth treatments, call Weinberg Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Juno Beach dentist, Dr. Brion Weinberg.

When you visit Weinberg Dentistry in Juno Beach, please be sure to bring a list of medications you are taking so Dr. Brion Weinberg can give you an accurate diagnosis.

Dr. Brion Weinberg
Weinberg Dentistry
14050 US Highway 1
Juno Beach Florida

(561) 420-0770

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