St petersburg dentist talks oral hygiene dry mouth 101

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Dr. Cindy N. Brayer (Laser & Cosmetic Dentist St Petersburg, FL 33710) believes there has never been a better time to upgrade your smile. There are solutions for every kind of dental problem. Contact us for a consultation or find answers to your dental questions on our website at: http://www.stpetelasercosmeticdentist.com

Dr. Cindy N. Brayer, DMD, PA
3388 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Phone: (727) 323-0377

We Offer A Variety Of Dental Services Including But Not Limited To:

Cosmetic Dentist :: Dental Crowns :: Porcelain Crowns :: Dental Health :: Dental Implants :: Family Dentist :: General Dentist :: Porcelain Veneers :: Restorative Dentist :: Smile Makeover :: Teeth Whitening :: Bonding :: White Filling :: Periodontal Disease :: Gum Disease :: Prevention :: TMJ Pain Relief :: Bite Adjustments :: Laser Assisted Gum Treatment :: Stabilization of Cracked Teeth

We Serve The Following Areas And Zip Codes:

Areas: St Petersburg FL, Bay Pines FL, Belleair Beach FL, Clearwater FL, Indian Rocks Beach FL, Gandy FL, Largo FL, Pinellas Park FL, Seminole FL

Zip Codes: 33701, 33702, 33703, 33704, 33705, 33706, 33707, 33708, 33709, 33710, 33711, 33712, 33713, 33714, 33715, 33716, 33744, 33786, 33756, 33764, 33760, 33762, 33785, 33716, 33770, 33771, 33774, 33778, 33773, 33777, 33782, 33781, 33776, 33772

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St petersburg dentist talks oral hygiene dry mouth 101

  1. 1. St Petersburg Dentist TalksOral Hygiene/ Dry Mouth 101
  2. 2. St Petersburg Dentist Talks Oral Hygiene/ Dry Mouth 101§  Everyday, the human mouth produces three pints of saliva that are used for a number of reasons. It is the saliva that prevents tooth decay and cleans plaque and excess food from the teeth. Apart from neutralizing acids inside the mouth, saliva also amplifies one’s sense of taste and it makes swallowing food easier.§  One of the common mouth complications is the dry mouth or xerostomia. Some people think that having a dry mouth is just a very common problem. However, an extreme case of dry mouth can already be a symptom of a more serious bodily complication. This condition is caused by the lack of saliva in the mouth due to aging as well as side effects of medication intake. Drugs that are likely to cause dry mouth are anxiety and stress medications and muscle relaxants.
  3. 3. St Petersburg Dentist Talks Oral Hygiene/ Dry Mouth 101Ignoring a dry mouth can greatly affect one’s dental health and enjoyment of food. A personwill know that he has a dry mouth through the following symptoms:1.  Sensation of dryness in the mouth2.  Split or sore skin at the corners of the mouth3.  Bad breath4.  Stringy or thick saliva5.  Sore throat6.  Gum diseases, tooth decay, and plaque7.  Cracked lips8.  Disrupted sense of taste9.  Hard time swallowing and speaking
  4. 4. St Petersburg Dentist Talks Oral Hygiene/ Dry Mouth 101§  Aside from being a side effect of medication intake, a dry mouth can also be due to nerve damage, wherein a person’s neck and head incur nerve damages from surgery or injury; tobacco chewing and smoking; as well as breathing and snoring with mouth open. Xerostomia is also an indication that a person has other health complications like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, or depression.Tests, diagnosis, and treatments§  If an individual is believed to have a dry mouth condition, it is highly recommended to immediately consult a doctor to confirm a diagnosis. The doctor will then review the patient’s medical records and conduct mouth examinations. Identifying the cause of dry mouth is done by means of imaging scans and blood tests.
  5. 5. St Petersburg Dentist Talks Oral Hygiene/ Dry Mouth 101§  Moreover, treatment for dry mouth varies according to the specified cause of the doctor. If medication intake is the cause, then the doctor will most likely recommend another medication or adjust the dosage intake. In most cases, good oral hygiene is the best treatment for this type of condition.§  In some cases when the main cause of the condition cannot be determined or named by a doctor, there are a number of ways to alleviate dry mouth. A person diagnosed to have a dry mouth can try sucking and chewing on sugar-free candies or gums in order to improve saliva flow. It is also recommended not to eat or drink sugary goodies for these can result to tooth decay.
  6. 6. St Petersburg Dentist Talks Oral Hygiene/ Dry Mouth 101Other ways to treat a dry mouth condition include:1.  Using a room humidifier to add moisture in the air during night time.2.  Regular water intake.3.  Breathing through the nose and not through the mouth.4.  Visit the dentist regularly5.  Brush teeth regularly with fluoride toothpaste
  7. 7. We’d Love to Help You Create Your Beautiful Smile!Dr. Cindy N. Brayer (Laser & Cosmetic Dentist St Petersburg, FL 33710) believes there hasnever been a better time to upgrade your smile. There are solutions for every kind of dentalproblem. Contact us for a consultation or find answers to your dental questions on ourwebsite at: http://Creating-Smiles.com or http://www.stpetelasercosmeticdentist.com.Dr. Cindy N. Brayer, DMD, PA3388 49th Street NSt. Petersburg, FL 33710Phone: (727) 323-0377We Offer A Variety Of Dental Services Including But Not Limited To:Cosmetic Dentistry :: Dental Crowns :: Porcelain Crowns :: Dental Health :: Dental Implants :: Family Dentistry :: GeneralDentistry :: Porcelain Veneers :: Restorative Dentistry :: Smile Makeover :: Teeth Whitening :: Bonding :: White Filling ::Periodontal Disease :: Gum Disease :: Prevention :: TMJ Pain Relief :: Bite Adjustments :: Laser Assisted Gum Treatment ::Stabilization of Cracked TeethWe Serve The Following Areas And Zip Codes:Areas: St Petersburg FL, Bay Pines FL, Belleair Beach FL, Clearwater FL, Indian Rocks Beach FL, Gandy FL, Largo FL,Pinellas Park FL, Seminole FLZip Codes: 33701, 33702, 33703, 33704, 33705, 33706, 33707, 33708, 33709, 33710, 33711, 33712, 33713, 33714,33715, 33716, 33744, 33786, 33756, 33764, 33760, 33762, 33785, 33716, 33770, 33771, 33774, 33778, 33773, 33777,33782, 33781, 33776, 33772

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