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How Do You Get Rid of Bad Breath From Having Dry Mouth?

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Pewaukee dentists can help you with dry mouth! Dryness causes food and plaque to stick to your teeth and tongue. It stinks! Brush with an electric tooth brush. I like Sonicare. It does a good job. FLOSS too. Brushing and flossing combined will help.

Don’t Forget Your Tongue!

Now, get a tongue scraper and scrape the goo off. Keep on top of it daily. If u use a mouthwash, be sure it is alcohol free. Alcohol dehydrates and makes things worse. Listerine Zero is one brand.  Why are you so dry? Ask your MD for answers.

Stumpf Dental
(262) 970-0111 | www.bestcareinthechair.com
N28 W23000 Roundy Drive
Pewaukee, WI 53072

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Special Care for Diabetes Patients

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Maintaining Proper Blood Glucose Levels and Oral Health is Essential

If you have diabetes, the number one thing you can do for your oral health is keep your blood glucose levels as normal as possible. Here’s why: When your blood glucose levels are poorly controlled, you’re more likely to develop gum disease and lose teeth than people who don’t have diabetes. In turn, gum disease could cause your blood sugar to rise, making your diabetes harder to control. So it’s imperative that you keep your teeth and gums clean by brushing twice a day and flossing daily. And if you wear dentures, remove and clean them every day.

Keeping up with twice yearly dental visits is also crucial for patients with diabetes. A professional cleaning is the only way to remove the plaque and tartar that lead to gum disease. Also be sure to discuss your diabetes status and current medications with your dentist at each dental visit.

Warning Signs: Gum Disease

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Because diabetes makes you more prone to developing gum disease, it’s important to be able to identify the warning signs. These are the most common:

– Bleeding gums when you brush or floss

– Red, swollen or tender gums

– Receding gums

– Pus between the teeth and gums

– Persistent bad breath

– Loose permanent teeth

– Changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite

– Changes in the fit of partial dentures or a dental bridge

Also keep an eye on other symptoms that might develop, including white patches on your tongue, which could indicate oral thrush, an infection caused by fungus that grows in the mouth, and soreness and ulcers in the mouth, which could be a sign of dry mouth. If you notice any of these symptoms, see your dentist.

Stumpf Dental
(262) 970-0111 | www.bestcareinthechair.com
N28 W23000 Roundy Drive
Pewaukee, WI 53072

How do you get rid of bad breath from having dry throat?

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What Is Dry Mouth?

Dry mouth is the feeling that there is not enough saliva in the mouth.  Every once in a while everyone may have dry mouth– if they are nervous, upset, under stress, or taking certain medications. But if you have dry mouth all or most of the time, see Dr. Stumpf. Many older adults have dry mouth, but it is not a normal part of aging.

How Dry Mouth Feels

Dry mouth can be extremely uncomfortable. Some people notice a sticky, dry feeling in the mouth. Others notice a burning feeling or difficulty while eating. The throat may feel dry, which can make swallowing difficult. Also, people with dry mouth may get mouth sores, cracked lips, and a dry, rough tongue, and bad breath. Bad breath can make you feel uncomfortable in social settings. What can we do about dry mouth?

Tips for dry mouth

Dryness causes food and plaque to stick to your teeth and tongue. It stinks! Brush with an electric 2th brush. I like Sonicare. It does a good job. FLOSS too. Now, get a tongue scraper and scrape the goo off. Keep on top of it daily. If u use a mouthwash, be sure it is alcohol free. Alcohol dehydrates and makes things worse. Listerine Zero is one brand. Y R U so dry??? Ask your MD for answers.

Watch video below for additional tips and information on preventing bad breath:

Stumpf Dental
(262) 970-0111 | www.bestcareinthechair.com
N28 W23000 Roundy Drive
Pewaukee, WI 53072