dry mouth

Understanding The Dangers Of Chronic Dry Mouth

For many people, having a dry mouth is just a temporary annoyance. However, chronic dry mouth is a condition that can have a negative impact on your oral health. This condition can develop due to age or as a side effect of taking certain medications. Whatever the cause, people with chronic dry mouth are more vulnerable to other oral diseases.

Key takeaways:

  • Dry mouth puts you at a higher risk of developing gum disease, since lack of saliva encourages the build-up of bacteria.
  • For the same reason, people with dry mouth are more likely to develop decay and cavities in their teeth.
  • Dry mouth can contribute to an imbalance in oral candida. In turn, this can cause oral thrush.

If you notice any changes in how dry your mouth feels, have a chat with your dentist. 

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/can-chronic-dry-mouth-harm-your-dental-health/ 

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.