Dry mouth(xerostomia)

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Dry mouth(xerostomia)

مُساهمة من طرف amalgam في 18/10/2008, 6:20 pm




Question: What is Dry Mouth?

Answer:
Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia,
is the reduced flow of saliva. Sufficient saliva is needed in the mouth
to wash away food debris and reduce plaque by neutralizing the acids
that plaque produces.


Gingivitis, gum disease and severe tooth decay often occur if dry mouth is left untreated. Other common problems linked to dry mouth are:


  • Difficulty speaking
  • Hoarseness
  • Persistent sore throat
  • Problems with speaking
  • Problems with swallowing
  • Burning sensation in the mouth
  • Dry nasal passages


If you suffer from dry mouth, be sure to discuss treatment methods,
such as saliva substitutes, with your dentist. Sugar-free gum and candy
also can increase saliva flow.
Sources:

Oral Cancer Foundation 12 August 2007



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مُساهمة من طرف amalgam في 18/10/2008, 6:25 pm




  • Question: What Causes Dry Mouth?
  • Answer:

While anyone get dry mouth, also called xerostomia, it is a common
problem among older adults. In fact, the Oral Cancer Foundation
estimates that 20% of elderly people suffer from dry mouth and this
condition is also a hidden cause of tooth loss and gum disease in 30 percent of adults.


Dry mouth, which is the reduced flow of saliva, could be a
symptom of a particular medical condition or a side effect of certain medications.
Sufficient saliva is needed in the mouth to wash away food debris and
reduce plaque by neutralizing the acids that plaque produces.
Common medications taken that may cause dry mouth are:



  • Antihistamines
  • Blood pressure medications
  • Pain pills
  • Decongestants
  • Incontinence medications
  • Antidepressants
  • Diuretics
  • Muscle relaxers
  • Parkinson’s disease medications


If you suffer from dry mouth,
be sure to discuss treatment methods, such as saliva substitutes, with
your dentist. Sugar-free gum and candy also can increase saliva flow.
Source:

Oral Cancer Foundation 12 August 2007.

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Seniors and Dry Mouth

مُساهمة من طرف amalgam في 18/10/2008, 6:27 pm


Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a common problem among older adults. In fact, the Oral Cancer Foundation estimates that 20
percent of elderly people suffer from dry mouth and this condition is
also a hidden cause of tooth loss and gum disease in 30 percent of adults.

Dry mouth, which is the reduced flow of saliva, could be a
symptom of a particular medical condition or a side effect of certain
medications. Common medications taken that may cause dry mouth are:


  • Antihistamines
  • Blood pressure medications
  • Pain pills
  • Decongestants
  • Incontinence medications
  • Antidepressants
  • Diuretics
  • Muscle relaxers
  • Parkinson’s disease medications


Sufficient saliva is needed in the mouth to wash away food debris and reduce plaquedecay, as well as other mouth problems, often occur if dry mouth is left untreated. Other common problems linked to dry mouth are:
by neutralizing the acids that plaque produces. Severe tooth

  • Difficulty speaking
  • Hoarseness
  • Persistent sore throat
  • Problems with speaking
  • Problems with swallowing
  • Burning sensation in the mouth
  • Dry nasal passages
  • Difficulty wearing dentures


If you suffer from dry mouth, be sure to discuss treatment methods,
such as saliva substitutes, with your dentist. Sugar-free gum and candy
also can increase saliva flow.
Since extensive tooth decay is often a result of dry mouth, brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, regular dental check ups and eating nutritious foods are essential to keeping your mouth healthy.


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رد: Dry mouth(xerostomia)

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مُساهمة من طرف amalgam في 18/10/2008, 11:40 pm

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Dry Mouth May Complicate Medical Conditions

مُساهمة من طرف amalgam في 18/10/2008, 11:44 pm

Illness, damage to salivary glands, and drug side-effects can result
in an inadequate supply of saliva in the mouth. Dry mouth is a common
problem, especially in the elderly who take several medication.

Dry mouth is a common side-effect of many prescription drugs, and
one that is often thought of as harmless. In reality, compounds that
cause tooth decay are washed away by saliva. Therefore, too little
saliva in the mouth can lead to cavities, infections and even gum
disease.

Additionally, dry mouth can be an obstacle in social situations,
too. It can be difficult to speak, or even to clean the food off teeth
when eating.

Compounding the problem are patients and doctors who are unaware of
the problem. To combat the problem, more frequent brushing, less
frequent snacking, and less sugary foods are suggested. Changing the
dosage of medication or switching medications could also be a solution

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Dealing with Dry Mouth

مُساهمة من طرف amalgam في 18/10/2008, 11:50 pm

Dry mouth can be a mild annoyance or a painful sign of a more serious
problem. Dry mouth can be a side effect of certain medications or can
be a sign of a more serious problem such as dehydration. Whichever it
is, there are steps you can take to ease the symptoms of dry mouth.
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Some simple steps you can take to ease dry mouth include:


  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water several times throughout the day.
  • Carry hard candy with you at all times and suck on it when dry mouth occurs.
  • Ask your doctor or dietician about prescription mouth rinses that may help ease dry mouth.

Important Information!
If dry mouth occurs in association
with vomiting or diarrhea, it could be a sign of dehydration. Contact
your doctor immediately.

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مُساهمة من طرف amalgam في 19/10/2008, 8:29 pm

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