Your dry mouth problem is common–the lack of adequate saliva is more than bothersome for three out of every 10 Americans.
When the natural flow of saliva is reduced, you can experience trouble swallowing, pain throughout oral tissues and, nearly always, a short-cut to dental caries and gum disease. The tongue sticks, food doesn’t taste like much, and digestion suffers.
Xerostomia, or dry mouth syndrome, can come with aging, or often as a side effect of many medications. Half of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy experience an extreme form of xerostomia, with critical effects on their dental health.
There is relief in the form of dry mouth toothpaste, special saliva-producing chewing gum, or saliva substitute solutions.
When you experience any degree of dry mouth, think about coming in a bit earlier for your next exam, and let’s update your health history if you’re taking new medications.
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Mar 20, 2015
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