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What are medicine for dry mouth?

What are medicine for dry mouth?

Biotene: Most patients who have dry mouth need to drink plenty of water and are at risk for having extensive dental decay. We often prescribe high concentration fluoride, mipaste, renew or over the counter Fluoride like act. Biotene is a system that has been shown to help people with dry mouth. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What are some causes of dry mouth?

What are some causes of dry mouth?

Dry mouth: Common causes in my practice include anticholinergic side effects of medication, such as antidepressant or antihistamine meds, mouth breathing due to sinus or nasal problems, dehydration from vomiting, diarrhea, and uncontrolled diabetes. It can be caused by autoimmune diseases such as sjogren's syndrome. ...Read more

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What are ways to eliminate dry mouth?

What are ways to eliminate dry mouth?

Biotene: Unfortunately you cannot eliminate dry mouth unless you eliminate the reason for it. It often is due to medication. The next best thing is to use an artificial saliva such as biotene and its associated products. ...Read more

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How come I have a really dry mouth today?

How come I have a really dry mouth today?

Dry mouth: There are many conditions associated with dry mouth. It is not a disease, but a symptom of a medical disorder (e.g diabetes) or a side effect of certain medications, such as antihistamines, decongestants, pain killers, diuretics and many others. It could be a single episode and no further treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Can a dry mouth cause cavities?

Can a dry mouth cause cavities?

Yes: Saliva offers protection against cavities. It buffers the acids produced by the bacteria which cause cavities. If you have a dry mouth you do not have this protection and are more susceptible to tooth decay. ...Read more

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Help! could stevia cause dry mouth?

As far as I know, no: Stevia was cleared by the fda and is considered safe. It is a low calorie sweetener. As far as i know, it should not cause dry mouth. ...Read more

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Can taking iron cause you a dry mouth?

Can taking iron cause you a dry mouth?

Not likely: Dry mouth is not a documented side effect of iron supplementation. Most people do not need extra iron unless prescribed by a physician. Is your doctor telling you to take iron? ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) (Definition)

A dry mouth can be caused by loss of fluids from diarrhea or vomiting that leads to dehydration, or occasionally as a side effect of a medication. ...Read more