Dry mouth and dental health

teeth, health, smile, dentistSaliva helps keep gums and teeth healthy. Having a dry mouth is unpleasant and can lead to dental problems.

Key takeaways:

– 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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