Effective Dry Mouth Remedies and Tips

​ Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is more than just an inconvenience. Some people with more severe cases of this condition may find it difficult to eat or speak. It can even contribute to tooth decay and gum disease as the mouth relies on saliva to keep it healthy. Many patients have reported waking up with dry mouth in the middle of the night...
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Why Spit Matters

​ You probably don't spend a whole lot of time thinking about spit, or saliva. Unless, that is, you have experienced dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, or excessive saliva production. Although most people don't really notice or think about it unless something goes wrong, saliva is critical for digestion and helps maintain oral health. That's why ...
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Marijuana Use May Have Oral Health Implications

As laws across the nation continue to change in regards to medical and recreational use of marijuana, it’s important to consider all aspects of its use. "Cottonmouth," the slang term for the dry mouth symptoms associated with the use of marijuana, is a common experience due to the way tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, affects the nervous system.

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The Surprising Importance of Saliva

Spit is not something we think about often, if at all. Yet our mouths and even entire bodies rely on it to stay healthy. The production and function of saliva is one of those complex processes in our body that we take for granted on a daily basis unless something goes wrong.

The idea of spit may seem gross, but if you’ve ever experienced dry mouth, even temporarily, you probably realize how important it is. 

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