Preventative care is that branch of dentistry that deals with the preservation of healthy teeth and gums, and the prevention of cavities and oral disease. This includes the patients that have full upper and lower dentures, they should see their dentist at least once a year for an examination and cancer screening.
Preventive care seeks to prevent disease discover conditions early when they are most treatable and curable, based in different circumstances and oral health patients should visit us every 3 to 6 months.
Dry mouth, or xerostomia, refers to a condition in which the salivary glands in your mouth don't produce enough saliva. This is a common condition affecting up to one in every four adults.
There are over 400 commonly used medications that can cause dry mouth. It can also be triggered by certain diseases such as asthma or cancer treatments including chemotherapy and radiation.
Saliva helps prevent tooth decay by neutralizing acids produced by bacteria, limiting bacterial growth and washing away food particles.
If you think you might have dry mouth syndrome, it is important to seek help. Speak to your dentist or dental hygienist for advice.