We Can Improve Your Dry Mouth
Dry mouth is a common problem, especially with our older patients. A lot of times dry mouth is caused by medications. If it’s something that’s just started, we can always see if a medication has changed and maybe request that a physician change the medication. Another reason for dry mouth may be that a patient had cancer and their saliva glands have shrunk as a result of the cancer treatment.
Usually, we recommend over-the-counter medications or over-the-counter rinses such as Biotene and there are a couple of others that we can offer. But dry mouth is a serious problem that needs to be addressed because it leads to increased cavities and increased tooth problems in the future.