Saliva Substitutes

Saliva has an important function in protecting your teeth from decay. With age and certain medications, it can decrease. This is called xerostoma. Talk to your physician if you have a dry mouth and he or she has prescribed medications that have caused this. See if alternative are available or perhaps a lighter dose. Use a saliva substitute if you have xerostoma. There are many on the market. Consult your dentist, if you have this condition.