A dry mouth is not a happy mouth


Why saliva is crucial for the health of your mouth.

Unfortunately, millions of people suffer with a dry mouth. Saliva, something most of us take for granted, is crucial to the health of your mouth and a lack of it can lead to serious health problems.

If you think your mouth is too dry, it could simply be that you are dehydrated. Maintaining the right amount of water intake per day helps keep your mouth healthy.


However some medications can cause the mouth to dry out and this can be particularly unpleasant for the sufferer as saliva is a crucial part of digestion, swallowing and speech.

If you are in any doubts, do make an appointment at Bancroft Dentistry in Hitchin, Hertfordshire and have a chat with one of our dental team, there are products out there to help alleviate the symptoms and we can help you find the right ones for you.

There is some current research into improving saliva production, here is the link;

Engineering salivary glands for a healthy mouth

Best wishes



Dr Frank Goulbourn

Bancroft Dentistry





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