Our dentists recommend Biotene for fast relief for oral dryness and chronic dry mouth or Xerostomia. For more information about Biotene and to make your appointment with Dr. John Tortora and Dr. Travis Smith in Brick, New Jersey, please contact us today at 732-295-1616.
Chronic dry mouth or xerostomia is a common problem that can affect about 25% of all adults. Biotene offers a full line of products that can help alleviate dry mouth symptoms triggered by medications, diabetes, Sjögren’s Syndrome, or a variety of other causes.
Millions of Americans are affected by dry mouth, especially women, older people and those using any of the 400 commonly prescribed drugs that list dry mouth as a side effect.
Patients with dry mouth will usually complain of soreness in the mouth, impaired taste, difficult or painful eating – especially dry or spicy food – and waking up regularly during the night. Many with chronic dry mouth also suffer feelings of self-consciousness and embarrassment.
Visually, you will notice the mucosal tissues becoming red and parched in the case of dry mouth. The inside of the mouth may be sticky, with cracking at the corners of the mouth, and the tongue may appear reddened, or take on a ‘pebbled’ appearance. Halitosis is another symptom of dry mouth, along with oral infections such as candidiasis.
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