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    Dry Mouth and Tooth Decay: Is There a Relationship?

    teeth health smile dentistAlthough brushing and flossing our teeth is extremely important, adequate hydration within the mouth is equally critical. How can a dry mouth lead to excessive trips to the dentist? Let us look at three observations.

    – A lack of saliva can raise the levels of acidity within the mouth; damaging the enamel.

    – Saliva is also useful at flushing bacteria and plaque away from the teeth.

    – A dry mouth will not remove sugary substances as quickly. This can lead to cavities over time.

    “The truth is that having a dry mouth is hugely damaging to your smile.”

    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.