Dry Mouth Syndrome is A Symptom of Possible Underlying Disease

Categories: Dental, Oral Hygiene
Tags: dry mouth

Do You Think You Have Dry Mouth Syndrome?

Dry Mouth Syndrome is not a disease, but rather a symptom and indication of other possible health problems.

Approximately 10% of the population suffer from dry mouth, with 25% of the total affecting predominantly elderly people.

What is Dry Mouth Syndrome?

Dry Mouth Syndrome is an indication of a problem with the salivary glands. There are salivary glands located throughout the mouth and under the tongue. If these glands become ineffective in any way, that will affect the normal amount of healthy saliva, or moisture, in the mouth.

As steady flow of saliva keeps the mouth moist and is necessary for washing away, or neutralizing, harmful bacteria that can cause tooth decay, gum disease and deeper, overall health problems.

Signs of Dry Mouth Syndrome

People who have Dry Mouth Syndrome have complained of thick or sticky saliva, dry and rough tongue, dry, cracked lips, bad breath, mouth ulcers, high rate of tooth decay and problems swallowing dry foods such as breads, bisquits and peanut butter just to name a few.

The numerous and various causes of dry mouth syndrome are listed in an article published by Better Health Channel.

You can find a complete list of causes and affects of Dry Mouth Syndrome at http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Dry_mouth_syndrome

Treatment of Dry Mouth Syndrome

For professional treatment of Dry Mouth Syndrome, visit your Ocean County Dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem.  Dr. Rotem will help you discover the cause of your particular case of Dry Mouth Syndrome and prescribe the proper medication or treatment.

Treating Dry Mouth Syndrome is possible, but the bigger picture is to find out the cause as it can be from medications, medical treatments or a serious health conditions.

Help is just a phone call away.  Call Ocean County Dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem, today if you have any signs or side effects of Dry Mouth Syndrome.