Just like your family doctor, your dentist may work with dental specialists to provide you with the best care possible.Learn more »
Prevent problems early. Your child's first dental visit should occur by age one or within six months of when you see the first tooth.Learn more »
Dental care during pregnancy is not only safe, regular dental visits support your health and your baby's.Learn more »
Most dental disease is preventable—starting with these five steps to take at home.Learn more »
Clenching or grinding your teeth (often at night) may be the reason and can also cause damage to your teeth and jaw.Learn more »
Your dentist may recommend a number of treatment options to replace missing teeth, such as a denture.Learn more »
Dry mouth occurs when there is not enough saliva, or spit to keep your mouth moist and comfortable. Dry mouth is not a disease. It is a side effect of taking medications or can be a symptom of certain diseases or conditions.
Dry mouth is a common complaint amongst older adults but can occur at any age. It is not a normal sign of aging.
The most common cause of dry mouth is prescribed and over-the counter medications, such as:
|Anticonvulsants||Appetite suppressants||Muscle relaxants|
|Antihistamines||Barbiturates||Opioid (narcotic) analgesics|
Saliva helps to protect teeth by neutralizing the acid caused by plaque that leads to tooth decay. In addition, decreased saliva leads to: