Dry Mouth: A Prevalent Challenge
October 2, 2023
Dry Mouth, or xerostomia, is common among adults. Reduced saliva production occurs naturally with age, but co-occurring conditions exacerbate the problem.
Medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and autoimmune disorders can contribute to dry mouth. Moreover, medications commonly prescribed for chronic illnesses can cause dry mouth as a side effect.
Maintain Your Oral Health
- Regular Dental Checkups - Routine visits enable close oral health monitoring, ensuring early detection and suitable treatment plans for xerostomia.
- Maintain Good Oral Hygiene - Consistent brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups are essential.
- Stay Hydrated - Staying hydrated and avoiding substances that worsen dry mouth can be beneficial.
To tackle dry mouth effectively, identifying the root cause is crucial. Working closely with physicians helps manage dry mouth in patients with underlying coexisting conditions, including medication adjustments if possible.
At Spaulding Dental Co., patient education is a priority. Dr. Melissa Spaulding aims to educate and empower patients to actively manage their oral health and maintain healthy, comfortable smiles by raising awareness about dry mouth and its implications.