Whether it is from breathing through the mouth, dehydration or medication, mouth dryness can lead to decay. Here is why you need to drink lots of water and exercise with your mouth closed.
- Saliva is necessary for balancing the mouth's PH, therefore preventing harmful acids from decaying your teeth.
- Saliva also helps in flushing out small food particles stuck between teeth that may cause decay.
- Enamel in a dry mouth is not protected from corrosive acids.
Stay hydrated, close your mouth during exercise and regularly see the dentist.
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