Relief For Dry Mouth During Pregnancy
by Brenna Stone
What can you do about dry mouth during pregnancy? While dry mouth may not be as talked about as other common pregnancy symptoms, that dry feeling can accompany nausea and other pregnancy side effects. Blame it on those changing hormones. According to the American Dental Association, the hormone shifts that take place during pregnancy can lead to a lack of saliva, also know as xerostomia. This is not only uncomfortable, but it can also affect your oral health. Without enough of saliva to wash away debris and to control bacteria in your mouth, your teeth and gums are more susceptible to plaque buildup and cavities. Find out how to relieve the dryness and take care of your mouth while you are pregnant.