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Have you heard that approximately 20% of the population suffers from xerostomia, a condition popularly known as “dry mouth?” If you deal with dry mouth, we can help you. Learn a small bit extra about dry mouth by reading this post.

There are a few potential sources of dry mouth. One cause is a side effect of other medical conditions, such as Sjogren’s Syndrome and other illnesses that impact the creation of saliva and mucus. Radiation therapies like chemotherapy can also impact the formation of the salivary glands, developing dry mouth. Finally, many medications also carry the side effect of decreasing saliva development. Dry mouth can be a difficult condition to cure because it is regularly a side effect of other conditions; Dr. David J. Harsant might need to work with your other doctors to battle its effects. Autoimmune diseases and diabetes can also cause dry mouth.

In addition to using a saliva stimulant or substitute, there are many things you can do to fight the effects of dry mouth. Brushing your chompers twice a day and flossing once daily should be at the top of your list, and you should also stop by our office at least once each half of a year. Drink lots of water, use chapstick every three hours, avoid sticky foods and consider using a humidifier. If you ever need any assistance or guidance, you can phone our office at 910.864.4646.

Are you ready to stop hurting from dry oral cavity? If so, please pencil in your next appointment with Dr. David J. Harsant and the David J. Harsant, DDS, PA team of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Call them now at 910.864.4646 and pencil in your next visit.