The Lodi Dentist Guide To Dry Mouth

The Lodi General Dentistry Guide To Dry Mouth

Many folks in our Lodi community experience dry mouth occasionally. Some develop dry mouth in social situations or when they are under a lot of stress. Sporadic or infrequent dry mouth is usually not a problem. Constant dry mouth, or xerostomia, is not only irritating, it can lead to severe health problems.

Lodi people should not take their saliva for granted. Your saliva plays a very important role in maintaining your health. One of its roles is to help digest your food. The moment food enters your mouth, saliva starts breaking it down so your body can metabolize it. If you don’t produce enough saliva to perform this task your body may not be getting important nutrients needed to stay healthy.

Saliva also functions as a disinfectant by cleansing the mouth of leftover food, bacteria, and fungi.
This helps prevent tooth decay and infections. Many Lodi residents don’t realize that many of the foods we eat are very acidic and our saliva helps counteract those acids in our mouths.

We are Drs. Neal, Kalapsa and Khan. At The Lodi Dentist, we have been treating xerostomia since 2013. We recommend cutting back on caffeine in such drinks as cola, coffee, and tea. Not only do these beverages stain and discolor your teeth, the caffeine can contribute to dry mouth. We also recommend drinking water throughout the day to make sure you are adequately hydrated.

Tobacco and alcohol can also contribute to dry mouth. Consult your Sacramento physician if you are taking medication that is causing your dry mouth.

Dry mouth is not a natural part of aging, so call The Lodi Dentist today and schedule an appointment if your dry mouth is getting worse as you grow older.
(209) 369-3657

Looking for a gentle family dentist who focuses on preventative dentistry or a skilled cosmetic dentist adept at smile design? We invite you to come visit our practice at 1104 S Fairmont Ave in Lodi. Our team of dental professionals at The Lodi Dentist make sure you have a pleasant experience whether you visit us for a cleaning and exam or complete smile makeover.

Our dental menu includes teeth bleaching, crowns and bridges, veneers, short term braces, oral cancer screenings, inlays/onlays, cosmetic dental bonding, and sports dentistry.

A beautiful smile starts with healthy teeth.

Drs. Neal, Kalapsa and Khan
The Lodi Dentist
1104 S Fairmont Ave
Lodi California
(209) 369-3657
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Whether you are a local Lodi dentistry patient, or a blogosphere visitor, welcome to our dental blog.

Our dental practice is called The Lodi Dentist and is located at 1104 S Fairmont Ave in Lodi California. Since opening our Lodi cosmetic dental practice, we have seen a lot of changes in dental techniques and tooth restoration materials; however, our commitment to the highest quality of care and personal attention to our patients has not changed.

At The Lodi Dentist, our patient-centered staff and we provide a full menu of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. If you are looking for a gentle kid-friendly pediatric dentist or a smile design specialist, we invite you to schedule a consultation. We work hard to make each visit as quick and pleasant as possible.

Some of the services we offer are cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, safe tooth whitening, and invisible braces. Ask us about sealants, dental implants and complete smile makeovers. You can find more information about our services at https://www.thelodidentist.com/dental-services/.

If you have California dental insurance, call our office to see if we are contracted with your provider. If you don’t have dental insurance, call us at (209) 369-3657 for information on our rates and smile makeover financing options. Budgeting for regular cleanings and checkups can ensure a healthy and beautiful smile for life.

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1104 S Fairmont Ave
Lodi, California 95240
https://www.thelodidentist.com/
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