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If you are tired of the dry, cotton feeling in your mouth, we are here to help you! We strongly recommend calling Henderson Family Dental today and scheduling an appointment with Dr. Nathan Schwartz so you can get the best advice for your specific situation. To help you prepare for your appointment, we suggest learning more about dry mouth by reading the following information:

What is dry mouth?
Dry mouth is a condition that is also called xerostomia. This condition can be considered as a symptom of a medical disorder or a side effect of medications like antihistamines, decongestants, pain killers, diuretics, and more. The condition results from inadequate saliva flow in the mouth and it can cause many problems. Some problems include the alteration of the health of the hard and soft tissues in your mouth, the inability to neutralize oral acids, and the promotion of tooth decay.

What are the symptoms of dry mouth?
There are many symptoms of dry mouth, like:

· A constant sore throat
· Trouble speaking
· A burning sensation
· Difficulty swallowing
· Dry nasal passages
· Hoarseness

What are the treatments for dry mouth?
If you have dry mouth, your dentist will likely suggest chewing on sugar-free gum or candies on a regular basis to produce the saliva you need. Dr. Nathan Schwartz may also suggest using artificial saliva and oral rinses.

How can I prevent dry mouth?
Preventing dry mouth is easier than you might think. All you need to do is use a humidifier in your home, breathe through your nose as much as possible, avoid using tobacco products, drink 8 FL oz. of water each day, and avoid using medications that cause dry mouth.

Now that you know all of the details about dry mouth, you are all ready for your appointment! So, call 702-564-2526 today and schedule a visit with our talented dentist. You are on your way to a strong and healthy smile once again!