Dry mouth and dental health
Saliva helps keep gums and teeth healthy. Having a dry mouth is unpleasant and can lead to dental problems.
– Tobacco and alcohol can cause dry mouth so stop or limit use.
– Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
– Medication may be causing your dry mouth.
Your dentist and doctor can help you combat your dry mouth so you can maintain a healthy smile.
“Saliva is important for our teeth and gums: it helps to protect the teeth from harmful bacteria and keeps your smile healthy.”
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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.