People often wonder why it is necessary for their dental office to review medical history and current medications at every dental visit. There are hundreds of medications on the market that list dry mouth as a possible side effect.
If a patient develops dry mouth, this means their body is producing less saliva and this puts them at a higher risk of developing cavities. There are both over the counter and prescription options to help prevent cavities and lessen that dry mouth feeling that can be very uncomfortable. One can also increase their water intake, decrease caffeine and alcohol intake, suck on sugarless candy and quit tobacco use.
If you have dry mouth issues, please give us a call at 701-237-4297 to see how we can help!