The technical term for dry mouth is Xerostomia. This problem is quite common and is caused by a variety of medical conditions and medications. Dry mouth can lead to tooth decay and even tooth loss! To prevent dry mouth, try using the following helpful hints!
- Sip cool water throughout the day.
- Use sugar free candy or gum to stimulate saliva flow.
- Restrict caffeine, alcohol and tobacco intake.
Try commercial saliva substitute/stimulants such as:
- Saliva Sure tablets.
- Biotene toothpaste, mouthwash and gel.
We carry both of the above products in our office! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We’re here to help!
Article written and submitted by our Registered Dental Hygienist, Sandy!