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Find Out if You Suffer From Dry Mouth

Does your mouth feel dry and sticky when you first wake up in the morning? Do you feel the urge to drink lots of water? If so, you may have a medical condition called Xerostomia, or Dry Mouth. Dry Mouth is a condition in which your salivary glands do not produce enough saliva (spit) to keep your mouth feeling moist. Dry mouth can make it hard for you to swallow, chew your food or speak clearly. Symptoms of Dry Mouth may occur suddenly without warning signs and if left untreated, can contribute to bad breath and quickly lead to tooth decay.

Dry Mouth has a number of causes, some more easily treatable than others. It’s important to determine the cause because Dry Mouth can also be a sign of other conditions and diseases like diabetes that require medical attention.

Take a moment to determine your risk of dry mouth.

SELF TEST

Are you taking one or more prescription drugs on a daily basis?
Does your mouth feel sticky and dry when you wake up in the morning?
Do you have difficulty swallowing or speaking?
Do you sip a lot of water to keep your mouth from feeling dry?
Does your throat feel dry and does your mouth sometimes burn?
Does your tongue burn or has it changed to a darker red color?
Does your tongue sometimes feel as dry as shoe leather?
Do you sometimes get mouth or tongue sores that will not go away?
If you responded “yes” to one or more questions, please take this questionnaire to your hygienist or dentist to discuss further.

At New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry we are pleased to offer multiple treatment options to eliminate your symptoms and improve your overall quality of life. Contact us today to find out what treatments are available for you.