Dry Mouth and Seniors
More seniors today in the Lincroft area have retained their own teeth, avoiding the trauma of removable dentures. Many are on medications creating dryness of the mouth as a side effect.Without the natural benefit of saliva to decrease bacterial action, we are seeing an increase of cavities on the root surfaces of these patients.
Anyone on a medication causing a dry mouth effect should be encouraged to visit Newman Springs Dental Care for regular dental cleanings and topical fluoride rinses.
For more information regarding dental problems of senior adults, please call our office at (732) 945-5661.