Dry mouth is something that everyone experiences at one point or another. Unfortunately for millions of people, dry mouth is something that they suffer with every day.
Xeorostomia, the condition known as dry mouth, is a common side effect of many prescription medications. Long term dry mouth can contribute to a number of dental problems including dental cavities and gum disease.
The Importance of Saliva
Saliva serves a very important role in dental health:
- Adds strength to tooth enamel
- Delivers important minerals
- Washes away food and plaque
- Neutralizes acid and bacteria
- Keeps breath fresh
Treatment for Dry Mouth
Dr. Parnaik often recommends MI Paste for patients suffering with dry mouth. MI Paste can help to stimulate saliva production and sooth sensitive teeth. MI Paste also releases minerals to the teeth including calcium and phosphate to strengthen teeth.
There may also be other things Dr. Parnaik recommends increase saliva production such as drinking more water, chewing sugarless gum, and avoiding certain food and drinks. Dr. Parnaik can advise on special rinses, fluoride gels and other products or prescriptions to increase saliva.
Visit Our Medford Dental Office
If you are suffering from dry mouth, contact Dental Creations, LLC in Medford, NJ to schedule a visit with Dr. Poorva Parnaik.
Call 609.365.0673 or request a consultation online.