Home page
New dental products
New dental products 1
New dental products 2
New dental products 3
New dental products 4
New dental products 6
nice case
Lost case
Accident case
Biorace cases
Good case
Nice curves
Apical periodontits
Type III dens case
5 canaled molar
Periradicular..
Pulpectomy
"C" shaped canal
Psycho molar
straight lingual
Doomed tooth
another molar
Instrument removal
6 year recall
US Endo experience
Titanium posts
Horizontal root fracture
some curves
cracked tooth
canal projectors
calcified premolar
community dentistry
Dentin color map
Chloroform
Are you biting off
crack and bone loss
Tooth eruption
Managed care
Bridge cement
Anterior teeth
Squirt obturation
15 minute molar
Sinus tract
Coronal decay
calcification
Trauma followup
Sterilox users
horizontal hemostat
Histogram
Resorption
biofilms
Sensitivity
Endo tips
Optimized ozone
NiTi rotary
Nacked eye believers

rss feed for dental india
website rss feed for dental india
blog
Home page |  Preventing needlestick injuries |  Free journals
Dental tourism |  Wisdom tooth |  Videos |  Dry mouth II

Google
 
What causes dry mouth

What Causes Dry Mouth? Posted on November 4, 2008 9:18AM in General Dentistry Dry Mouth, called xerostomia, results from an inadequate flow of saliva, and is a symptom rather than a specific disorder. Adequate salivary flow lubricates oral tissues, cleanses the mouth and begins the digestive process as foods are chewed. When salivary flow is reduced, harmful organisms grow in the mouth. Left untreated, dry mouth may lead to oral yeast infection, a burning sensation, rampant tooth decay, bad breath and other oral health problems. Chronic dry mouth can make swallowing difficult. Drying irritates the soft tissues, which can make them inflamed and more susceptible to infection. Without the cleansing and shielding effects of adequate salivary flow, tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease become more common. Constant dryness and the lack of protection provided by saliva contribute to bad breath. Dry mouth also causes dentures to become uncomfortable. Prescribed and over-the-counter medications are the most common cause of dry mouth. These include antihistamines, decongestants, pain killers, diuretics, anti-hypertensives and anti-depressants. Dry mouth also may result from radiation treatment for head and neck cancers, salivary gland disease, emotional stress, and auto immune diseases. Pregnancy and menopause have also been associated with dry mouth. Increasing fluid intake might alleviate dry mouth. Your dentist or physician may recommend using artificial saliva-available at local pharmacies to keep oral tissues moist. Other remedies include sugar-free gum or candy (to stimulate salivary flow); frequent sips of water; alcohol-free oral rinses; restricted intake of caffeine, alcohol and carbonated beverages. P.S. Regular dental checkups are important, too. Taking good care of your teeth and gums is critical if you have dry mouth to minimize decay and periodontal disease. Brush and floss twice a day. Your dentist may recommend additional fluoride products to help control tooth decay. Courtesy: Aesthetic Dental Care of New Jersey

Cases by:
Ahmad Tehrani
Fred Barnett
Glenn Van As
Jorg
Marga Ree
Mark Dreyer
Noemi Pascual
Sashi Nallapati
Marcia
Terry Pannkuk
Winfried Zeppenfeld

New products
New Products 1
New Products 2
New Products 3
New Products 4
New Products 5
New Lab Products

Abstracts
Abstracts
Abstract 1
Abstract 2
Abstract 3
Abstract 4
Abstract 5
Abstract 6
Abstract 7
Abstract 8
Abstract 9
Abstract 10
Abstract 11
Abstract 12
Abstract 13
Abstract 14
Abstract 15
Abstract 16
Abstract 17
Abstract 18
Abstract 19
Abstract 20
Abstract 21

Implant Abstracts
Implant Abstracts 1
Implant Abstracts 2
Implant Abstracts 3
Implant Abstracts 4

Perio Abstracts
Perio Abstracts 1
OMFS Abstracts
OMFS Abstracts 1
OMFS Abstracts 2
OMFS Abstracts 3
OMFS Abstracts 4
OMFS Abstracts 5
OMFS Abstracts 6
OMFS Abstracts 7
OMFS Abstracts 8

Searching for MB2
Implants #18, #19
Nice retrofil
Molars with lesions
Tooth #4
Apex locators
Large Apex
Access pictures
Lower incisor retreatment
Horror case
porcelain onlay
Conservative access
Peri radicular healing
Beautiful cases
Resilon cases
Unusual Apex
Noemi cases
2 upper molars
2 Anterior teeth
Tooth #35
Anecrotic molar
Direct capping
Molar cracks
Obstructed buccals
File broken in tooth
Separated instrument
Delta
Dental Products
Dental videos
2 year trauma
Squirt on mesials
dens update
Palatal root exits
Color map 3
Middle mesial
Continuous pain
Anterior MTA
Previous trauma
Ideal case
Dens Evaginitis