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Bad breath and dry mouth disease!

Bad breath and dry mouth disease!

Bad breath and dry mouth disease: If a thorough brushing and a breath mint are ineffective in your fight against bad breath, then you may have a serious condition that, if not looked into, could cause detrimental effects to your teeth, mouth, and gums.

This condition is called halitosis! More commonly known as bad breath and is one of the most common causes of tooth decay. And the foremost cause of bad breath is dry mouth disease or xerostomia!

Bad breath and dry mouth disease

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, California; more than 400 prescription medications, including some developed for asthma relief, depression, and cholesterol reduction, can cause xerostomia or dry mouth disorder – a condition that is a major cause of halitosis (bad breath). The condition also can cause cracked lips, cavities, bleeding gums, and canker sores, leading to the deterioration of oral and dental health. Severe cases of xerostomia can inhibit the ability to speak or swallow.

Other causes of xerostomia include diseases such as diabetes and undergoing radiation therapy or chemotherapy treatment for cancer. However, the disorder is often ignored until serious oral damage occurs.

Dental research has shown that saliva contains natural antibacterial agents, which help to keep your mouth healthy and neutralize bacteria that can cause bad breath. If you don’t have enough saliva, you become more susceptible to dental problems, such as an increase in plaque buildup and bleeding gums.

Treatment of dry mouth depends on what’s causing the condition, then taking the appropriate steps to minimize the symptoms. Unfortunately for people with dry mouth caused by medication use, little can be done to correct it.

However, if you suffer from xerostomia, many medical and dental professionals agree that you should use products specifically developed for the treatment of the condition, such as Biotene and Oralbalance, etc. These xerostomia treatment products contain a patented enzyme system developed to treat and restore health to a dry mouth and are available over the counter.

Brushing your teeth twice a day with a medicated Dry Mouth Toothpaste will help inhibit harmful bacteria in your mouth and fight the causes and effects of bad breath and gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums.

It helps reduce bacteria and oral irritants because it contains salivary enzymes that boost and replenish saliva’s own defenses.

Gentle Mouthwash that is alcohol-free, which helps freshen and moisten dry, sensitive tissue in your mouth and prevents drying up! Also due to its antibacterial enzymes, it kills the bacteria that cause oral infections and gingivitis.

Dry mouth sufferers also are advised to avoid starchy foods, floss daily, and have a dental checkup at least once a month!

If you have any such issue contact our nearest Partha Dental Clinics today!