Numerous older patients experience dry mouths due to certain conditions or medications they may take. Thankfully, there are products on the market that can help alleviate dry mouth symptoms! If your dry mouth is related to medication, ask your physician or specialist about prescribing another similar medication that does not cause that symptom. For patients with teeth, a frequent dry mouth can contribute to increased levels of tooth decay – resulting in lots of cavities! Older patients may benefit from regular use of fluoride gels or rinses at home also.
Please feel free to discuss this issue or any other dental concerns with us at your next appointment!