Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a commonly diagnosed condition in Woburn. The dentists at Drs. Coakley & Trainor Dental Care previously went over a few causes of xerostomia so that you can hopefully prevent it from happening in the future. Dry mouth is a common condition from which millions of Americans suffer, so if you think that your dry mouth isn’t just an occurrence that happens sporadically, but a condition that you suffer from daily, it’s important to be aware of more of the causes…
- Smoking tobacco products. Smoking cigars, traditional cigarettes and electronic cigarettes can reduce the amount of saliva that your mouth produces, causing chronic dry mouth. After smoking for years and years, your saliva may decrease so much that even if you quit the use of tobacco, you may still suffer from chronic dry mouth.
- If you’ve had a mouth injury due to trauma, the nerves in your mouth may be the cause of xerostomia. The nerves in your mouth are the sensors that let your brain know it’s time for saliva to be excreted; so it makes sense that if you have oral nerve damage, saliva production may be minimal to nonexistent.
- A decrease in saliva production may be due to your age.
If you think that your dry mouth is more than just a random occurrence and you want to fix the problem, it’s time that you connect with our dentists in Woburn. Contact us online today to get started and read more about our office!