Waking up with dry mouth?

Waking up with dry mouth?

Do you wake up in the morning with your mouth feeling parched and resembling sandpaper? Everyone’s mouth feels dry sometimes, but if you’re feeling like you can’t shake that feeling then you may have a problem producing saliva. We all require saliva to moisten and cleanse our mouths and help to digest food. We also need saliva to control bacteria in our mouth and fight off infection. Without enough of it, dental problems usually start arising in the form of infections and tooth decay. This is a common issue across the globe so you’re not alone, but if you find yourself ticking off the below symptoms it may be time to visit the dentist and get checked out for Dry Mouth Syndrome:

  •       A dry, rough tongue
  •       Sticky, dry feeling inside the mouth
  •       Trouble speaking, chewing or swallowing
  •       Bad breath
  •       Recurrent mouth sores
  •       Cracked lips or split skin at the corners of the mouth
  •       Frequent thirst
  •       A burning or tingling sensation inside the mouth

Dry Mouth Syndrome is usually a result of something else and can arise as a side effect to a couple of different things. Common causes may include:

  •       Certain medications
  •       Chemotherapy and radiation treatments
  •       Autoimmune disorders such as Sjorgren’s syndrome
  •       Diabetes
  •       Smoking tobacco
  •       Use of methamphetamine

Always speak to your dentist if you can identify with the above and your symptoms persist!

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