A good workout at the gym may contribute to your overall well being and a regular exercise routine is mandatory for some competitive athletes but all this physical activity is not especially good for your oral health. Vigorous exercise tends to dry your mouth. The nature of your saliva is beneficial in fighting off the acids that can eat away at your tooth enamel. As it deteriorates you will be put at higher risk for cavities. Try chewing sugarless gum during your exercise routine to stimulate the flow of your saliva.
Weight lifting is a good way to build up muscle power but you may notice a tendency to clench your teeth as you strain to heft the weights. The pressure this exerts can have a damaging effect on your teeth and lead to cracks or chipping. A custom-fitted mouthguard, however, can provide protection from the constant wear and tear.
Seniors are more susceptible to dry mouth often because of the increased need for some medications that contribute to the condition. If you notice any ill effects from a new prescription or an increase in dosage let your doctor know, adjustments can be made.
Heartburn is the result of the acids in your digestive system. When the reflux action causes the acids to collect in your mouth they can begin to erode your tooth enamel. If over the counter products aren’t working to relieve your symptoms, you may need a prescription formula.
Get more tips on how to preserve your dental health on your next visit to Meadow Hills Dental in Aurora. Call 303-625-6757 today.