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Dec 5th, 2008 Central London Dentist Offers Help With Mouth Dryness Get in touch

Xerostomia or mouth dryness is relatively common in individuals using medications prescribed by physicians. Mouth dryness leads to numerous dental diseases, such as dental caries. Xerostomia can also cause speech, chewing, swallowing, and taste problems. Individuals with gingival recession and xerostomia have a higher risk of root surface dental caries, as the root covering is much softer than the hard enamel on the crown of the tooth.
Mouth dryness can also lead to nutritional deficiencies. Saliva substitutes along with stimulants are helpful. However, your Central London dentist and dental hygienist can help you to prevent the dental problems associated with mouth dryness. Your Central London dentist may refer you to a physician to help with your medications. Several substitute medications may be available that do not cause the same amount of mouth dryness. Your Central London dentist and dental hygienist can recommend or give you home health products that can help. For example, chewing gums and toothpastes that contain xylitol help with the stimulation of saliva and also tooth remineralisation. Make sure to visit the Central London Dental Clinic regularly to have your teeth and gums checked!

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