Prepping for a Dry Mouth Checkup

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Recognizing dry mouth symptoms is one of the most important things that you can do for your oral health. Appropriate knowledge of and treatment dry mouth can go far, so please continue reading this post and bend over backwards to memorize this info.

If you believe you’re experiencing the effects of dry mouth, there are some things that you should do to prepare for your checkup. Firstly, look out for the symptoms you’ve been experiencing and when you’re feeling them, and be ready to tell Dr. George Yzaguirre about them when they ask you. Secondly, write a list of all the meds you’re currently taking and all the times you’ve received radiation treatments. These two things will be a large aid during your appointment.

If you have any of the risk factors for dry mouth, please tell us about it. Dry mouth is most prevalent in adults over 55 years old; more than 40% of this age group suffer from xerostomia symptoms. Additionally, women are more susceptible than men. If you or anyone in your family suffers from diabetes, Sjogren’s syndrome or Parkinson’s disease, you are perhaps at an advanced risk for developing xerostomia. You will also be more vulnerable if you drink alcohol.

If you are concerned about dry oral cavity, we recommend that you call Dr. George Yzaguirre‘s office at 361-431-3113. Dr. George Yzaguirre and the team of George Yzaguirre, DDS, PA, General Dentistry make it their ultimate priority that you remain healthy, so they do everything in their power to support their patients. Please pencil in your next visit with their Corpus Christi, Texas, office now to get on the path to greater oral health.