Archive for October, 2012

Xerostomia (Dry Mouth)

Xerostomia is defined as dry mouth due to reduced saliva flow.  Xerostomia is not a disease, but a symptom.  I estimate  20% of my dental practice patients have a decrease in salivary gland function. Difficulty in speech, eating and swallowing can be caused by xerostomia.  It also leads to halitosis and a dramatic rise in […]