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The Negative Effects of Dry Mouth on your Teeth

April 22, 2014

Filed under: Oral Health Blog — drasinmaz @ 10:20 pm

Dry Mouth – Xerostomia

Many common medications have the side effect of causing dry mouth (xerostomia), which can adversely affect oral health. Dry mouth is a recipe for disaster. Our saliva contains natural antibodies which help fight off bacteria, and decreased salivary flow limits the number of antibodies available and will put you at a higher risk of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Remember, if your mouth often feels dry, then it’s possible that you may already have some level of dry mouth.  

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