Dry Mouth Prevalence

To guard yourself from dry mouth, there are a few steps you can take. Since the staff at Gateway Oaks Family Dentistry wants to keep your oral cavity healthy always, they’ve put together this post full of information about dry mouth for your education.

Dry mouth affects millions of people in the United States each year. It is estimated that about 20% of the population suffers from it and 40% of those over 55 years old deal with it. Around 64 percent of cases of dry mouth are associated with use of saliva-development-weakening meds, of which there are currently more than 400. If you are over 55 or taking dry-mouth-causing medicines, please give us a call now.

Not all treatment options for dry mouth take place in our office. While you should definitely come into our office if your condition is grave or has lasted more than 48 hours, there are some things you can do at home to relieve the agony of dry mouth. For instance, try chomping on sugar-free gum. If you’re not already, make sure that you’re brushing two times daily with toothpaste. If you’re experiencing dry mouth and your diet is high in sugar, think about eating less-sugary foods.

Are you interested in receiving dry mouth treatment in Sacramento, California? Please call the Gateway Oaks Dental team of Dr. Hoang Truong now at 916-649-0249 to schedule your next appointment. The team at Gateway Oaks Dental knows what it takes to work with dry mouth, and they’ll get you taken care of right.