Causes and Treatments for Dry Mouth By Jose Valenzuela on February 27, 2011

When it comes to dental care treatments and dental health matters, you may think it’s all about the teeth. Well, that’s only part of the focus for dental professionals. The soft tissues of your mouth are also important. In fact, the moisture in your mouth is also a major point of concern in some cases. While we are generally well known for Palm Springs dental implants and other cosmetic and restorative dentistry, we can also help patients with dry mouth issues. Right now we would like to go over some of the basic causes of dry mouth and how it can be treated.

Dry mouth can occur for many different reasons. One possible reason is as a side effect to certain types of medications, such as common medications for depression, anxiety, allegories, and so forth. Some diseases and health conditions will have dry mouth as a symptom, such as anemia, cystic fibrosis, HIV and AIDS, and the mumps. If you are suffering from dehydration, dry mouth is common. Any damage to the salivary glands can lead to dry mouth. And advanced age can also cause dry mouth.

There are plenty of treatments to consider for dealing with dry mouth, and many of them are things you can do on your own. First of all, be sure to be well hydrated and to drink several glasses of water a day. To help promote saliva in the mouth, chew some gum or suck on some candy. If you find yourself breathing with your mouth, it’s advisable that you breathe through your nose instead. There are special saliva substitutes and supplements available at your store that you can look into as needed. If the dry mouth persists despite all these treatments and remedies, be sure to see your doctor or to visit our office.

To learn more about treatments for dry mouth as well as Palm Springs porcelain veneers and other dental care options, it is important for you to meet with us in our office. During a consultation with us, we will be able to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns. To schedule that appointment and to create a better smile tomorrow, be sure to contact our restorative implant dentistry office serving Palm Springs today.

Dr. Valenzuela

Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center

The Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones offers patients in the Southern California and Western Arizona area state-of-the-art dental work at our modern, inviting, and comfortable dental office. Dr. Valenzuela is a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Contact us online or call (928) 792-2156 to schedule an appointment today.

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