Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)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.