We’ll Find the Root Cause of Your Dry Mouth Problem

Having a chronic dry mouth is no fun. Besides making you feel uncomfortable and thirsty all the time, this condition can cause other problems. Your mouth needs sufficient saliva to wash food particles away and prevent the buildup of plaque and bacteria that cause cavities. Also, with a chronic dry mouth you’re more likely to have bad breath, which can lead to embarrassing social encounters.

There are many potential reasons that your mouth may be dry, including:

  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications like antihistamines, decongestants, and antidepressants
  • Certain medical conditions like Sjögren’s syndrome, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders
  • Radiation therapy for head and neck cancer that causes damage to your salivary glands
  • The aging process, as your salivary glands can produce less saliva as you get older
  • Smoking and tobacco use

We’ll identify the root cause. Then we can make recommendations for lifestyle changes and/or specialty products to help keep your mouth lubricated and improve your everyday quality of life.

Call us today at 615-510-6996 to schedule an appointment. Get relief from Smyrna dry mouth at Legacy Hill Dentistry. You can also make an appointment online.