The Dental Blog of Bradely J. Olson, DDS

Toothpastes V

The last installment on toothpastes will be related to xerostomia (dry mouth). The number of people that suffer with dry mouth has risen over the years and this is related to both an aging population and side effects from medications. It is important that the toothpaste chosen for dry mouth has fluoride and often we will often recommend a fluoride supplement as decay rates increase with xerostomia.

Patients with dry mouth also may suffer from sores and sensitivity. Choosing a low abrasive toothpaste as well as one that fights sensitivity may be beneficial.  Some of the low-foaming toothpastes are helpful and can help stimulate some level of natural lubrication. Sensodyne has some products that fit this description.

In conclusion, reading labels, trial and error with different products, and consultation with us can lead to finding the right product  fit for you.

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