Dry mouth also referred to as xerostomia often occurs when you have a decreased production of saliva in your mouth. This results in your mouth becoming unusually dry. Dry mouth is a very common side effect of medication usage. In another less common circumstance, dry mouth dry mouth may be a result in problem with the salivary glands.
Dry mouth is a very common issue which can range from being a minor problem to an issue that can affect your oral health as well as your appetite.
Tooth decay can be prevented by saliva which offsets the acid that is produced by bacteria. Saliva helps control the and reduce the bacterial growth. Saliva also helps improve the process of swallowing. Additionally, the enzymes found in saliva help with digestion.
Talk to your dentist to learn how to treat dry mouth today.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.