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What are the Consequences of Dry Mouth?

Posted on 10/30/2017 by Adam Bartlett
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Dry mouth can come with a wide array of dental problems. This is why it is important to keep hydrated and make sure that you practice great oral hygiene habits.

When you do so, you can have healthier teeth and gums and not have to worry about the problems associated with dry mouth if it happens. Some of these symptoms can become larger problems, while others are easy fixes that can be addressed.

Bad Breath

Bad breath is the number one consequence of dry mouth. When your mouth is dry, it causes bacteria to grow and this causes your mouth to have bad breath. This is usually why people have morning breath, as well.


When bacteria forms in the mouth because of dry mouth, it causes plaque to build up which then causes gingivitis to happen. This is a condition that can lead to other conditions. You should always make sure to have a moist mouth to prevent this from happening.

More Cavities

Since the bacteria is causing more plaque to grow in the mouth, it causes cavities to show up. This is a problem since it can become painful and you will have to have a lot of teeth filled in the process.

Mouth Sores

Sores in the mouth are always painful. Ulcers happen when the mouth is not getting enough saliva. By producing more saliva, you're reducing the chances of having mouth sores.


Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth. It is common when bacteria is growing in a dark place. It can be cured through antibiotics.

Speak with a professional at our office today if you suffer from dry mouth. When this happens, you want to make sure you know what to do to help the dry mouth and get a better overall oral health solution. Call today to learn more!

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (669) 306-7669 today.

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