Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)
Dry mouth (xerostomia) may make it hard for you to eat, talk, swallow, wear dentures, or taste food. An ongoing dry mouth can lead to mouth infections, gum disease, bad breath (halitosis) and dental cavities. Some causes of dry mouth can be use of prescription medications, dehydration, breathing through your mouth, stress or anxiety, smoking, and problems with how the salivary glands work. Low saliva production is common as you age. It also is common with many health conditions, such as, diabetes, Sjögren’s syndrome, or with radiation from cancer treatments.
It is very important to replenish the moisture that saliva provides in your mouth because saliva acts to neutralize cavity causing acids that quickly buildup from bacteria and acidic foods that we eat. Dr. Leo Aghajanian, dentist in Glendale, takes a comprehensive approach in determining the best therapeutic options for his patients that suffer from dry mouth. Please feel free to call us at Precision Dental in Glendale California, for a complimentary consultation.