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Why having a dry mouth is increasing your risk of tooth decay

teeth health smile dentistResearch shows that people with dry mouths are at a higher risk of tooth decay. Whether it is from dehydration, medication or mouthy breathings, here is how a dry mouth can cause tooth decay.

Key takeaways:

– Saliva is important in keeping our teeth moist, balancing PH, thus preventing decay from harmful acids.

– Saliva prevents a permanent case of enamel erosion, which facilitates decay and sensitivity.

– Saliva helps in flushing out plaque-causing food particles between teeth.

Prevent decay by, drinking water, closing your mouth during workouts and regularly visiting the dentist.

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