When you’re suffering from salivary gland stones or chronic salivary gland infections, our doctors understand how painful and stressful the process can be before you seek proper treatment. However, after you’ve experienced salivary gland stones, there are important steps that you can take to prevent them from ever occurring again.

At the Salivary Stone Center of Excellence in Los Angeles, our team of Ear, Nose, & Throat doctors would like to provide our patients with helpful tips for aiding in the future prevention of salivary glandstones and infections.

 

Oral Health

Even though salivary gland stones can affect a person time and time, one of the best ways to help diminish your chances of suffering from salivary gland stones is to practice a healthy oral care regimen. At the Salivary Stone Center of Excellence in Los Angeles, our doctors suggest brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing, and using an antiseptic mouth rinse several times a week. Because it is believed that salivary gland stones form as a result of leftover debris and chemicals in our mouths, doing our best job to eliminate excess germs may help limit your chances of developing salivary stones in the future.

Increased Water Intake

The saliva secreted by our parotid and submandibular glands, the two glands most commonly affected with salivary gland stones, is made up of almost entirely water.  As you might be able to guess, ensuring that you drink an appropriate amount of water each day to keep your body hydrated and to improve salivary gland function is key in preventing future salivary gland stones.

When your salivary glands are able to produce the amount of saliva required by your body, the less likely you are to experience a dry mouth, which plays an important factor in the development of salivary gland stones. Our expert salivary gland surgeons in Los Angeles recommend that our patients drink at least six to eight glasses of water every day to ensure optimal salivary gland health and performance.

If you do drink plenty of water daily and are still experiencing a decreased saliva production, sucking on sour candy or eating sour food has been proven to increase saliva production to combat a parched mouth

Contact The Salivary Stone Center of Excellence Today

If you’ve suffered from salivary gland stones in the past or are currently suffering from salivary gland stones, our expert doctors want you to know that there are preventative measures that you can take to diminish your chances of developing the condition again. For additional information regarding removal of salivary gland stones and to schedule your initial consultation, we encourage you to contact the Salivary Stone Center of Excellence in Los Angeles today by calling  (888) 576-5946 . During your initial consultation, the best treatment options for you will be discussed and decided upon, allowing you to feel comfortable about the entire process.

For additional information, please contact our medical center today to speak with an experienced salivary stone doctor.