DRY MOUTH AND HARD CANDY: NOT A GOOD MATCH! …. Many medications cause dry mouth as a side effect. While this may seem like little more than a nuisance during the time that the medication is necessary, the condition could have a serious long term impact on individuals’ oral health.
One reason for this is because those who are experiencing dry mouth often turn to sugary hard candies to stimulate saliva production. Many health experts say that this is the absolute worst thing they can do.
Holding sugary candies in the mouth for long periods of time to combat dry mouth can result in damage to the root of teeth. Individuals with this type of tooth decay often must endure hours of procedures to correct the problem
There are certain mouth rinses such as Biotene that are specially formulated to stimulate saliva production, which studies by the National Institutes of Health have shown are effective at mitigating dry mouth.
Use special products recommended by Dr. Koshki and his Team to add fluoride and calcium phosphate as protection for your precious tooth enamel such as MI Paste and Fluoridex.
If you have questions about how to deal with dry mouth, or any other oral health concern, Dr. Koshki is only a call or email away! You can also contact Dr. Koshki through his Facebook, Twitter and right here, on his website.