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San Antonio, TX
A 34-year-old female asked:

Can dry mouth cause tooth enamel thinning? i am a mouth breather while i am sleeping, that is the only time i have dry mouth at night.

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. Blake Perkins
Dentistry 22 years experience
YES: Dry mouth, or xerostomia is a common factor in tooth decay. When your mouth dries out, the saliva that is full of the enzymes and minerals that help to keep your teeth strong cannot do its job because, well, its gone! try biotene products to get back those important enzymes and minerals, as well as see your ENT or physician to determine if your mouth breathing is caused nasal obstructions.
Last updated Jul 10, 2015

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