Fast Facts About Dry Mouth

Man Drinking WaterHere are some facts about dry mouth, which can be a frustrating condition…

  • We call it xerostomia—and it can be a serious problem.
  • It tends to happen as we age—but it doesn’t have to.
  • Besides being uncomfortable, it makes teeth more cavity-prone.
  • It can be the side effect of some medications or radiation therapy for cancer.
  • Fight dry mouth by drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily.
  • Also, try sugarless gum or lozenges—mouth-wetting agents.
  • There are prescriptions product to combat dry mouth.

So feel free to talk to us—we can help!

About Binu Thomas, DDS

As the head of a boutique, patient focused practice in the heart of Orangevale, Dr. Binu Thomas has been practicing general dentistry for over 20 years. He graduated in the top of his class at dental school, and took advanced training in preventative pediatric dentistry. Over the years, he has trained under some of the best known cosmetic dentists in the nation. He has further advanced his skills and knowledge in endodontics (root canal), cosmetic dentistry, and oral surgery. His efficient, attentive services lead patients to feel well cared-for, no matter their dental needs. His professional team will show you the respect and attention you deserve from the moment you schedule your first appointment. Dr. Thomas has been married for over 20 years to his beautiful wife Aveena, and they have two wonderful children, Joshua and Ariyana. Dr. Thomas is very involved in his community and helps out at the local church, food closet and more.

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