Dry mouth is a common problem. The lack of adequate saliva is more than bothersome for three out of every ten Americans.
When the natural flow of saliva is reduced, you can experience trouble swallowing, pain throughout oral tissues and much more rapid development of dental decay and gum disease.
Xerostomia, or dry mouth syndrome, can come with aging, or more often as a side effect of many medications. Chemotherapy can cause an extreme form of xerostomia.
There is relief in the form of dry mouth toothpaste, special saliva- producing chewing gum, and saliva substitute solutions. A fluoride supplement will help protect your teeth from decay.
When you experience any degree of dry mouth, think about coming in a little sooner for your next cleaning appointment. We want to help you protect your teeth from tooth decay and gum disease.