Hi, my name is Nicole from thegentledentist.com. I would like to talk to you about dry mouth, also called xerostomia. This is a common condition that we often see in our dental office in Shelby Township, Michigan.
Xerostomia is caused by lack of saliva production. This is most commonly caused by medications. There are over 400 drugs that have the potential to cause dry mouth. The problem with this is most often, people like to suck on some type of sugary candy to help with dry mouth. As a result of this, both the dry mouth and the candy, you end up with a lot of decay or cavities. That is why it is important to get regular checkups and cleanings with us.
If you suffer from xerostomia, we would be happy to help you. We have a large variety of different products to help with dry mouth including rinses, a spray, lozenges, even a special type of gum. If you’re interested, please check us out at www.thegentledentist.com.