Dryness of the Mouth

Xerostomia means dryness of the mouth due to a decreased function of the salivary glands The effects of dry mouth are Heavy plaque formation and food accumulations tend to occur and this can lead to tooth decay and gum disease People who have xerostomia are very susceptible to cavities, especially on the roots of their teeth.. Treatment involves frequent sips of water, chewing of food, use of Xylitol-containing chewing gum, tablets and lozenges, saliva substitutes and moisturizing gels.


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