Dry mouth increases the risk of cavities and infections, which makes it even more important to maintain good oral hygiene.
The production of saliva is reduced with age. Medication, diseases, stress or head/neck radiotherapy can also contribute to dry mouth. Your saliva normally helps cleanse the mouth from bacteria. With less saliva, the teeth become more vulnerable to caries (cavities). In addition, the soft tissues in your mouth are often sensitive and susceptible to infection.
If you suffer from dry mouth, your oral hygiene is of extra importance. Avoid eating between meals and rinse your mouth with water often. Ensure that you have regular dental checkups.
Choose a toothbrush with soft filaments. Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and be sure to also clean between your teeth daily. TePe’s interdental brushes efficiently clean the interdental spaces and can be used together with TePe’s fluoride gel for extra caries protection between the teeth. TePe also offers an antibacterial gel with chlorhexidine and fluoride for protection of both gums and teeth.