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25550 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 112 Torrance, CA 90505 (310) 375-1111

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What You Should Know about Dry Mouth

What You Should Know about Dry MouthDry mouth, also known as Xerostomia, is a condition that many people fail to receive treatment for because they believe it is not very serious. Dry mouth can, however, have very harmful repercussions on a person’s health. Dr. Kashfian, dentist in Torrance, describes some of the symptoms associated with this disorder as well as some of the causes and ways in which it is treated.

Dry mouth symptoms most commonly include trouble speaking, a sticky or sandy feeling, and especially trouble swallowing. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Dr. Kashfian can help.

The causes of dry mouth can vary widely. With age, the body tends to produce less saliva, which in turn causes the mouth to become more dry than normal. It can also be caused by medication, menopause, and diseases such as AIDS. These are only a few of the causes and many causes of dry mouth are not yet known. It is therefore very important for the dentist to examine your mouth to determine what is causing this problem.

In order to properly treat dry mouth, Dr. Kashfian must get to the root of the issue. If it is medication that is the culprit, as with most people, the dosage of the medication can be lowered. Dr. Kashfian also commonly prescribes artificial saliva to help boost moisture levels in the mouth.

If you are experiencing any of the signs of Xerostomia, contact our dentist in Torrance today to find out how we can help you treat this problem.

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25550 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 112
Torrance, CA 90505