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What Does Your Saliva Reveal?

13th May, 2022

Saliva is an important part of good oral health. Without an adequate flow, you’d find it very difficult to chew and swallow. If you have a problem with dry mouth, let us know at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA.

Saliva is produced by several glands in and around the mouth, and it is mostly water. No surprise there! Aside from chewing and keeping your mouth moist, saliva fights germs in your mouth and helps prevent bad breath.

Sometimes people have a reduced flow of saliva, a condition known as xerostomia (pronounced zero-STO-me-uh). It’s a common side effect of certain medications, and can lead to discomfort and swelling.

Many commonly-used medications can cause dry mouth, including:

  • Antihistamines
  • Appetite suppressants
  • Certain blood pressure medicine
  • Antidepressants
  • Certain pain medication

Dry mouth can also contribute to tooth decay and gum disease, so if these symptoms sound familiar to you, let us know.

At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we keep a close watch on the oral health of our patients. Our services include general and restorative dentistry, and we see patients throughout Solano Beach, Del Mar, and Claremont. Contact us today!

Contact Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry:

858-459-0077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7855 Fay Avenue Suite 110
La Jolla, California
92037

 

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