mouth, however, are the result of a number of other things and should be
addressed, such as:
Certain medications like antihistamines, painkillers, decongestants, diuretics,
Lifestyle choices such as smoking or chewing tobacco.
Illnesses including Sjögren’s syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s
disease, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes,
to name a few.
Medical treatments that can damage salivary glands, such as radiation
Dehydration and conditions that cause dehydration such as fever, excessive
sweating, diarrhea, vomiting, blood loss and burns.
Don't hesitate to visit Sunny Days Dental and tell Dr. Shah and her
team about your experience with dry mouth.
Dry mouth is more than just discomfort, having a dry mouth raises your
risk of tooth decay, gum disease and infection and should therefore be
taken care of as soon as possible. Depending on the cause of your dry
mouth, Dr. Shah can help determine the best course of treatment. Until
your appointment, try some at-home remedies such as chewing on sugarless
gum or sucking on sugar-free candy. And as always, drink plenty of water,
especially in this Texas heat!
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Jeremy Buckingham used under
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