As the temperatures start to drop, you might see an increase in dry mouth in the winter. It’s not only frustrating, but it can also increase your risk for infection, gum disease, and other oral health issues. The reason is your saliva washes away bacteria and food particles that cause this problem.
We’re sharing an easy-to-follow video by Colgate that shares ways you can help your dry mouth this season. However, if the problem persists, make sure you schedule a visit with us. We’ll be happy to recommend products you can use. We can also examine you for signs of sleep apnea if you are experiencing other symptoms, like daytime fatigue or snoring.
Call Brian C. McDowell, DDS today at 978-343-4031 to schedule your next dental appointment in Fitchburg, MA, or request an appointment online.