MEDICATIONS AND DRY MOUTH
More than 400 medications are known to cause dry mouth. Medicines used to treat cancer, high blood pressure, severe pain, depression, allergies, and even the common cold, can have a negative impact on your dental health. That’s why your dentist, not just your physician, should always know about all the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter products, vitamins, and supplements.
Without enough saliva, the tissues in the mouth can become irritated and inflamed. This increases your risk for infection, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Drinking plenty of water or chewing sugarless gum may help relieve your symptoms. Saliva substitutes, such as those you spray into your mouth, may also be effective.
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