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Xerostomia (Dry Mouth) Treatment Sparks

Did you know that dry mouth or xerostomia is a side effect of certain medications and illnesses? It occurs when your mouth has a decreased salivary flow. Illnesses such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and certain cancer treatments can have a negative effect on the salivary glands. It’s important to treat dry mouth efficiently and quickly, because it can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. It also causes bad breath and discomfort for denture patients. We will determine the cause of your dry mouth to develop an appropriate plan for long-term care and symptom relief.