If you have ever suffered from a dry mouth in central Leeds, it can become very irritating- it makes you and your mouth feel uncomfortable: it can also mean your diet and general oral hygiene are pretty woeful. There are ways to counter the problem, but counter it you must at all costs because it can become deadly to not only your teeth and gums, but to the rest of you as well. Whatever the reasons, a dry mouth is an indication that the saliva levels in the mouth have dipped below what they should be and if the problem is not resolved, it can lead to some very complicated issues arising. Saliva is the natural way of fighting off plaque and removing acids that build up on the surface of the teeth. However, remove the saliva and the gums will dry out and the acids will start to make in-roads into the teeth. At this point, the teeth can be repaired with a filling, but cavities will form and if left unattended, can lead to even deeper cavities forming and causing deep decay in the tooth. A root canal will be required but you should be warned that something is out of control if it reaches this level- cavities can lead to gum disease; you will lose your teeth if you don’t take action, but worse still, such terrors will start to infect the blood in your body and then infiltrate the vital organs in your body….you have been warned!