If your mouth is always dry, your enjoyment of food and your overall health may be negatively impacted. Dry mouth, otherwise known as xerostomia, can be caused by dehydration, certain medications, weather conditions, autoimmune diseases, and diabetes. Loss of saliva can lead to an increase in mouth acidity, a decrease in the ability to wash away food particles from teeth that leads to tooth decay, and a decrease in the ability to properly digest foods.
Dr. Patterson and her team are trained and knowledgeable about dry mouth and are available for consultation to help determine the cause of your dry mouth and to help you relieve or eliminate your symptoms. Call our office to schedule a thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums to determine they have been adversely affected by dry mouth.