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Xerostomia

In this issue we explore xerostomia. the problem is common in the general population, affection nearly 10 percent. Among the elderly population, that number increases to 25 percent, likely due to the group's increased use of presecription drugs. Read below to learn more about the symptoms, plus effective methods for evaluation and treatment.

Categories

  • Dry Mouth

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    • Patient Education
    Everyone has a dry mouth once in a while ? if they are nervous, upset or under stress. But if you have a dry mouth all or most of the time, it can be uncomfortable and can lead to serious health problems.
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  • Xerostomia: Recognition And Management

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    • Professional Education
    Xerostomia (dry mouth) is the subjective feeling of oral dryness. It is important to recognize that xerostomia is not a diagnosis, but a symptom with multiple possible causes. .
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  • Dry Mouth

    • All
    • Professional Education
    Everyone has a dry mouth once in a while ? if they are nervous, upset or under stress. But if you have a dry mouth all or most of the time, it can be uncomfortable and can lead to serious health problems.
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  • Your Guide to a Healthy Mouth

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    • Patient Education
    Basic dental and nutritional information explaining the importance of effective oral care which helps strengthen tooth enamel and rid the mouth of bacteria.
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Professional Education

  • Caries

    Caries
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  • Strength Of Evidence Relating Periodontal Disease And Cardiovascular Disease

    • Oral Systemic
    The objective of this review is to assess the strength of evidence relating periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease.
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  • Smart Tips #4: Repiratory Disease And Oral Health

    • Oral Systemic
    Residents of long-term care facilities are often at a greater risk of developing respiratory diseases, such as pneumonia. Poor oral hygiene may be one reason for this development because the bacteria that cause respiratory disease may be present in dental plaque. Previous studies have demonstrated a reduced incidence of respiratory disease development in patients who received daily oral hygiene care while in long-term care facilities. A recent study examined the levels of respiratory pathogens present in the dental plaque of patients in a long-term care facility. The investigators found that dental plaque can be a source of respiratory pathogens, and suggest that oral hygiene protocols be instituted to help reduce the development of respiratory disease in this population of patients.
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Patient Education

Educational materials from our Oral Health Library to enligthten and share with your patients.

  • Caries

    Caries
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  • Strength Of Evidence Relating Periodontal Disease And Cardiovascular Disease

    • Oral Systemic
    The objective of this review is to assess the strength of evidence relating periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease.
    Get more information »
  • Smart Tips #4: Repiratory Disease And Oral Health

    • Oral Systemic
    Residents of long-term care facilities are often at a greater risk of developing respiratory diseases, such as pneumonia. Poor oral hygiene may be one reason for this development because the bacteria that cause respiratory disease may be present in dental plaque. Previous studies have demonstrated a reduced incidence of respiratory disease development in patients who received daily oral hygiene care while in long-term care facilities. A recent study examined the levels of respiratory pathogens present in the dental plaque of patients in a long-term care facility. The investigators found that dental plaque can be a source of respiratory pathogens, and suggest that oral hygiene protocols be instituted to help reduce the development of respiratory disease in this population of patients.
    Get more information »