We want all of our patients to know how important your oral health is to your overall health. Dry mouth can be a sign of, or lead to, more serious health issues. Because of this, it is important to know what causes this oral health issues. If you have not seen our previous blog on dry mouth, you can find that here.
Things such as diabetes, medications, chemotherapy, smoking, caffeine, dehydration, nerve damage and anemia are some of the common issues that can cause low saliva flow, but medications seem to be the most common cause.
Some types of medication that can cause this include:
Blood pressure medications
It is important to know the causes of this issue so you can properly treat it. In part 3, Dr. Levine will discuss some of those treatments for dry mouth relief.