* Is your mouth feeling increasingly dry?
* Do you regularly find yourself doing things to keep your mouth moist?
* Are you using mints, altiods, cough drops etc.?
With the modern advancements in medicine, the majority of people are being treated for health conditions with medications. Many prescription and non prescription drugs share a common side effect….dry mouth.
Dry mouth is a problem. It raises your risk of tooth decay, mouth infections (thrush), and gum disease.
There are many chronic medical diseases that can be suggested by the condition of your mouth. The dentist does a medication review at each visit. There are over 400 medications that can cause dry mouth. Here are examples of some:
-Beta Blockers (High Blood Pressure)