July 24, 2009

Causes of Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

Filed under: Health and Dentistry — Tags: — Richard Ulrich @ 9:16 am

Dry Mouth can be caused by a variety of  factors.
- Certain types of medication:
- Celebrex, Lipitor, Prozac, Wellbutrin, Allegra,  Lunesta, Ditropan, Lexapro, Aleve, Zoloft, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, Paxil, Detrol, Zyrtec.

- Different types of foods
- Caffeinated beverages
- Not being properly hydrated
- Dieting in an unsafe manner
- Tobacco products
- Various types of illness

Recommendations by Smiles on 6th

- Talk with your physician to see if it is possible to switch medications to avoid possible dry mouth side effects
- Make a habit of carrying around a water bottle (BPA free) with you during the day
- Try our sample kits from Biotene to relieve all aspects of Dry Mouth
- Practice good oral hygiene
- Dry Mouth goes hand in hand with bad breath, so its best to work from the source of the problem instead of resorting to changing medications or covering up the problem with over the counter temporary solutions
- Talk with us for a complete solution to your problem. Or drop me an email, post on this blog or contact us using one of our three contact forms.

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