Some over the counter, and prescription drugs can cause what is known as “dry mouth.” Certain conditions, such as dehydration, can also contribute. Your Aurora dentist will tell you that anything that reduces the natural flow of saliva will promote dry mouth.

If you experience symptoms of hoarseness, or sore throat, thirst, and bad breath that is not caused by something you have eaten, see your Aurora dentist. He may suggest some lifestyle changes. He may also recommend that you avoid the habit of breathing through your mouth, and suggest ways to re-stimulate the appropriate flow of saliva.