Thursday, 3 January 2013

Dry mouth

A dry mouth isn't just unpleasant, it's bad for your teeth. Saliva washes away cavity-causing bacteria and neutralizes harmful acids.

"Without saliva, you would lose your teeth much faster—it helps prevent tooth decay and other oral health problems," says Meinecke.

Drink lots of water, chew sugarless gum, use a fluoride toothpaste or rinse, and consider over-the-counter artificial saliva substitutes. See your doctor if it's a frequent problem.

Above article from:

Dentist Palos Hills IL
Tisoncik Anthony J DDS
9700 South Roberts Road
Palos Hills, IL  60465
Tel: 708-599-2929 

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