Posts Tagged ‘ xerostomia ’

What is Saliva?

Saliva is secreted by the salivary glands Saliva is produced in the mouth both by small salivary glands in the mucosa and also by the large salivary glands – the glandula parotis (parotid gland), the glandula submandibularis (sub-mandibular gland) and the glandula sublingualis (sub-lingual gland).   Depending on the gland the saliva is rather watery […]

Loose Dentures

Dear Doctor, My dentures are so loose. I would like to have implants but I am unable to at this time. Can you please give me some information to help me better understand my options? Dear Shanai, It would seem from your question that you already understand that implants are your best option. What you […]

Xerostomia

Xerostomia Xerostomia, more commonly known as dry mouth, is not a disease in itself. Rather, it is a symptom of many other diseases and conditions. These conditions cause saliva production to decrease or stop.Saliva moistens your mouth and helps you to swallow and taste food. It helps in fighting cavities by washing away food and […]