5 Things You Don’t Know About Dry Mouth

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Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from www.pharmacytimes.com

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“Did you know that millions of patients experience dry mouth on an episodic or chronic basis? Or that dry mouth isn’t a disease itself, but a symptom of an underlying issue? Here are 5 other things you probably don’t know about dry mouth, according to the Bad Breath Bible by Harold Katz, MD, founder of the California Breath Clinics and developer of the TheraBreath line of oral care products. – See more at: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/5-things-you-dont-know-about-dry-mouth#sthash.shKVXhUG.dpuf”

See full article on www.pharmacytimes.com

Commentary:

As stated in the article, “Other things to avoid in order to prevent dry mouth include toothpaste that contains sodium lauryl sulfate, which is proven to cause mouth dryness, and tobacco use, as long-term smoking reduces salivary flow and increases oral and dental disorders associated with dry mouth.”