Dry Mouth Treatment in Southfield, MI
Reduced saliva (xerostomia) can increase cavities and tooth decay.
Does your mouth seem uncomfortably dry? Or have you been diagnosed with dry mouth as a side effect of medication or cancer therapy?
Either way, here’s what you need to know about dry mouth:
- Lack of saliva is not only uncomfortable, it’s a cavity-prone environment. Normal saliva flow is the body’s natural way of flushing plaque between brushings.
- It can result from normal aging, some medications, or simply dehydration. All our patients should be drinking at least six to eight glasses of water daily. Simple and calorie-free!
- If you’re undergoing (or about to undergo) radiation therapy, you should realize this treatment can reduce saliva flow. It’s a good idea to make an appointment with us as well. There are lots of things we can do to help you maintain a moist, comfortable, cavity-free mouth during your treatment and after.