A dry mouth can eventually lead to tooth decay, so it is important to avoid this as much as possible.

Key takeaways:

– A dry mouth can be caused by frequent mouth breathing, not drinking enough water and some medications

– Inadequate levels of saliva in a dry mouth mean teeth aren’t protected from harmful acids produced by oral bacteria, potentially leading to tooth decay

– See your dentist if you have any concerns about dry mouth

“Getting the cause of dry mouth addressed is essential to having a healthy smile for the future!”

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.