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Steve Irwin, DDS, FAGD
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Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth

Saliva flow keeps the mouth moist and aids in chewing, swallowing, digestion and speech. Dry mouth is a condition from the lack of normal saliva flow.


Causes of dry mouth:

  • Dehydration
  • Emotional stress
  • Anemia
  • Related to surgery
  • Medical Conditions
  • Medication
  • Allergy
  • Anti-depressant
  • Blood pressure
  • Some mouth washes that are high in alcohol content

Dry mouth symptoms:

  • Mouth feels sticky
  • Lips cracked and dry
  • Tongue may have burning sensation

People who experience dry mouth are at high risk for developing cavities, gum disease and bad breath.


Helping dry mouth:

  • Chewing gum / lozenges
  • Humidifier at night
  • Maintaining good oral hygiene
  • Preventive
  • Cosmetic
  • Orthodontics
  • Restorative
  • Dentures
  • Gum Disease
  • Periodontics
  • Implants
  • Sedation
  • Oral Surgery
  • Endodontics
  • Pediatrics
  • Sleep Apnea
  • TMJ Treatment
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