A seemingly normal expression is a warning sign of stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, HIV, or Sjogren’s syndrome.
British doctor, Azad Eyrumlu, said that different parts of the body are closely linked with each other. A minor symptom can be a sign of a disease we don’t recognize.
Poor oral health can lead to serious problems in other organs. Conversely, dry mouth can be a sign of something amiss elsewhere.
Dry mouth is usually a benign manifestation. We usually don’t produce much saliva as we get older and dry mouth is often associated with snoring, smoking, drinking too much alcohol. Besides, this symptom is also indicative of serious diseases including diabetes, stroke, even HIV.
“Dry mouth has symptoms like a sticky feeling in the mouth, dryness or sore throat, difficulty chewing or swallowing, even bad breath,” says Dr. Eyrumlu.
“Some diseases like stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s or autoimmune disorders like HIV, Sjogren’s syndrome have this symptom.”
In some dental offices, doctors aren’t just concerned with a patient’s oral health. They are also trained in how to spot certain problems related to overall health.
However, it is important for everyone to closely monitor their own health. If you notice persistent dry mouth symptoms, you should notify your dentist.
Dry mouth is a condition in which we do not produce enough saliva to keep our mouth moist. Saliva plays an important role in oral health because it helps neutralize acids produced by bacteria and wash away food particles.
Saliva is essential for preventing tooth decay and contains important enzymes that aid in the digestive process, ensuring the body receives the vitamins and nutrients it needs.
You should visit your dentist every six months to keep your oral hygiene in good condition and detect any problems if any.
Experts recommend brushing your teeth for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day, as well as regular flossing and mouthwash.
An Yen (According to Mirror)
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