Dry Mouth is a Common Problem Among Seniors – Dental 4 Less
Xerostomia or other wise know as dry mouth is a common problem among older adults. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation an estimates that 20 percent of elderly people suffer from dry mouth. Dry mouth is also a hidden cause of tooth loss and gum disease in 30 percent of adults.
There are many reasons why you may have dry mouth but for older adults one large factor is that dry mouth can be a side effect to many medications. Medications such as blood pressure, decongestants, antidepressants and pain pill other medications may also cause dry mouth so if you are experiencing dry mouth issue be siree to discuss treatment options with your dentist.