Dry mouth is a condition called xerostomia and it can be quite uncomfortable because your mouth needs plenty of saliva to keep it clean and fresh. Saliva also helps to wash away old skin cells and bacteria, reducing the risk of infection and tooth decay. Dry mouth can be caused by a variety of reasons, for example some medications and medical conditions increase the likelihood of developing xerostomia.
If you have dry mouth, New Age Dental can help you.
We can prescribe saliva substitutes to help keep your mouth moist and more comfortable. Our dentist will also look at ways to help reduce your risk of dental disease. This may include fluoride treatments or perhaps more frequent hygiene appointments. It can be useful to ensure you drink plenty of water and some people find chewing sugar-free sweets or chewing gum can help stimulate the flow of saliva.
At New Age Dental, we sell medicated chewing gum which delivers high quantities of calcium and phosphate.
Please feel free to speak to our friendly dental team on (03) 9467 6759. Our practice is located at Suite 5, Level 1, 20 Scholar Drive, Bundoora VIC 3083.