If You Think You Have Dry Mouth, Your Healthcare Provider Can Help
It’s important to speak to your pharmacist, doctor or dental professional if you think you’re living with dry mouth — if not to alleviate the discomfort, then to protect against the associated health risks such as gingivitis, tooth decay, gum disease and fungal infections.
How is Dry Mouth diagnosed?
There’s no official test to definitively say whether or not you have dry mouth. But when you speak to your healthcare provider and explain what you’re experiencing, they’ll examine your condition and probably ask questions like:
- Do you have difficulty swallowing?
- Does your mouth feel dry when eating?
- Do you have to sip liquids when
swallowing dry foods?
- Do you feel there isn’t enough saliva
in your mouth?
- Do you get out of bed at night to drink
Your Healthcare Provider Will Perform a Routine Examination
To determine if you have dry mouth, your doctor or dental professional will likely conduct a routine exam. Here are some things they may do:
- Review your medications, both over-the-counter and prescription medications including
antihistamines, decongestants, and diuretics.
- Inspect your lips, tongue, and mouth for
dryness and cracking.
- Review your medical history because
dry mouth can be triggered by a variety
of different diseases or conditions.
- Check for tooth decay because without enough saliva, the germs that form cavities are more prevalent.
USE BIOTÈNE AS PART OF A DAILY ORAL CARE ROUTINE
It’s easy to get the moisturizing relief you need with Biotène. Try rinsing with Biotène Dry Mouth Moisturizing Mouthwash in the morning and at night for soothing relief of dryness. And talk to your healthcare professional to learn more about how to manage dry mouth.