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To help keep your smile safe from various oral health risks that can often arise, it is important to assess all potential risk factors in your life and how they can negatively affect your teeth and gums. To keep your smile safe, be aware of any issues that result in a downturn of saliva.

Saliva is a naturally occurring substance in your mouth that is known for neutralizing acids and washing away debris. Furthermore, saliva can help produce disease-fighting substances for your teeth and gums. Without saliva, you could be at risk for various oral health problems and issues including difficulties chewing and swallowing as well as problems breathing, chronic sore throat or tooth decay and gum disease.

It is important to be aware of the various risk factors for dry mouth and how it can occur. Not only can it be a result of taking medications, but it can also occur due to an autoimmune disease known as Sjogren’s syndrome. If you should suffer any kind of medical disorder or issue that promotes dry mouth, visit our doctor for appropriate treatment.

You can schedule an appointment with East Indianapolis Dental Associates at our office in Indianapolis, Indiana, by calling us at 317-357-8548. Dr. James McAllister and our team invite you to come in and become a success story with a healthy smile today!