Xerostomia (also known as “dry mouth”) can affect many people. It can cause difficulties in tasting, chewing, swallowing, and speaking. It can also increase the risk for dental decay. Causes of xerostomia can be from toxicities from chemotherapy, head and neck radiation, and adverse effects from medications. If you experience dry mouth, make sure you let your dental professionals know right away so we can assist by giving recommendations on how to best alleviate it.
– from Rachel P. (Dental Hygienist)