Preventative Dentistry

Fast Facts About Dry Mouth

Man Drinking WaterHere are some facts about what can be a frustrating condition…

  • We call it xerostomia—and it can be a serious problem.
  • It tends to happen as we age—but it doesn’t have to.
  • Besides being uncomfortable, dry mouth makes teeth more cavity-prone.
  • It can be the side effect of some medications or radiation therapy for cancer.
  • Fight dry mouth by drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily.
  • Also, try sugarless gum or lozenges—mouth-wetting agents.
  • There are prescriptions product to combat dry mouth.

So feel free to talk to us—we can help!

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