You might be rejoicing at the moment that it’s finally September and fall is quickly making its approach. Visions of red and gold foliage fill your mind, while all things spiced overwhelm your senses. Autumn is a lovely time of year. It is also the time of year that tends to provide an exceptional environment for developing dry mouth. Nope, definitely not an enjoyable detail. Fortunately, we can help you do your best to prevent it from happening.
Watch Out For Cold And Flu Season
First of all, if you don’t want to end up dealing with a case of dry mouth, which can increase your likelihood of decay, gingivitis, and halitosis, then you are going to want to increase your protection against the cold and flu. Why so? Well, remember that when you become congested, you generally end up breathing through your mouth instead of your nose! This, in turn, leads to dry mouth by exposing your oral tissues to consistent air flow. Whatever it is you do to avoid illness, from washing hands, avoiding sharing drinks, forks, and spoons, or perhaps getting a flu shot, now is the time to get serious!
Remember, Central Heat Is A Fickle Friend
Yes, central heat is a true luxury when the temperatures get chilly outdoors. However, it’s also a bit of an enemy when you’re trying to prevent dry mouth! Central heat can be quite drying, which means if you happen to snore or end up mouth breathing for any other reason, the heat is going to leech your oral tissues of moisture. Consider a humidifier throughout the winter months in order to protect yourself against this possible concern.
Ask For Help If Dry Mouth Affects You
If you end up dealing with dry mouth but discover you’re not successful at getting it to go away, feel free to contact us for assistance. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.