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Dry mouth is one of the most prevalent conditions we treat at our office. Though a number of patients have dealt with it for years before visiting us, we’re able to make it much more workable through a bit of education and some small suggestions. Read on to find out more about dry mouth.

The prime effect of dry mouth is just that: dry mouth. When the salivary glands do not create the proper amount of spit, your mouth can be left feeling dry or clammy. Unfortunately, this can develop multiple adverse effects and complications in the oral cavity and other parts of the body. If you feel like your oral cavity is often dry, please give us a call.

To diagnose whether you are dealing with dry mouth, Dr. Maureen Toal will do a couple of things during your visit. They will look at your mouth to see whether you have a typical amount of saliva flowing, and they will ask about how your oral cavity has been feeling; if your mouth feels dry, tell them. They will look for more signs of xerostomia, like dental wear down or dental uneasiness.

Sometimes dry mouth is unavoidable. If that’s your case, we’d love to help you. Please call 602.485.0505 now to pencil in your next visit with Dr. Maureen Toal and the Phoenix, Arizona, staff of Center For Dental Rehabilitation; they’ll take great care of you and give you the assistance you need to work with dry mouth.