Fast Facts About Dry Mouth
Here are some facts about dry mouth, which can be a frustrating condition…
- We call it xerostomia—and it can be a serious problem.
- It tends to happen as we age—but it doesn’t have to.
- Besides being uncomfortable, it makes teeth more cavity-prone.
- It can be the side effect of some medications or radiation therapy for cancer.
- Fight dry mouth by drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily.
- Also, try sugarless gum or lozenges—mouth-wetting agents.
- There are prescription products to combat dry mouth.
So feel free to talk to us—we can help!
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I grew up in Valparaiso, IN before attending Indiana University Bloomington. I then attended dental school at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. After graduating, I moved to North Carolina with my wife, Amber, where she would complete a medical residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While obtaining my license in North Carolina, I worked in a safety net clinic for the underserved in Roxboro and Yanceyville, NC. I practiced there for five years, gaining valuable experience as a clinician and serving as the dental director in my final year. For the next five years, I treated patients in private practice in Cary, NC, becoming proficient in performing the latest dental procedures. My wife and I are the proud parents of two girls: Audriana and Genevieve. We also have a Weimaraner named Lulu, who ensures there is never a dull moment around the house!