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To protect yourself from dry mouth, there are some steps you can take. Because the team at CrossPointe Dental wants to keep your oral cavity healthy always, they’ve put together this post full of data about dry mouth for your education.

Dry mouth impacts millions of people in America each year. It is estimated that about 20% of the population suffers from it and 40% of those over 55 years old suffer from it. Around 64 percent of cases of dry mouth are tied with use of spit-development-weakening medications, of which there are currently more than 400. If you are over 55 or taking dry-mouth-instigating medicines, please contact us now.

Not all service options for dry mouth take place in our office. While you should definitely stop by our office if your condition is severe or has lasted longer 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, ensure that you’re brushing your teeth two times daily with toothpaste. If you’re experiencing dry mouth and your diet is high in sugar, consider chomping less-sugary foods.

Are you thinking about receiving dry mouth treatment in Orem, Utah? Please call the CrossPointe Dental staff of Dr. Damon P. Swenson now at 801-224-7337 to pencil in your next visit. The team at CrossPointe Dental knows what it takes to work with dry mouth, and they’ll get you taken care of right.