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Help for Dry Mouth Sufferers

Dry Mouth XerostomiaDoes your mouth seem uncomfortably dry? Or have you actually been diagnosed with dry mouth (as a side effect of certain types of medication or radiation therapy for cancer)?

Either way, here’s what you need to know about your condition:

  • A dry mouth is not only uncomfortable, it’s a cavity-prone environment. Normal saliva flow is the body’s natural way of flushing plaque between brushings.
  • Dry mouth can result from normal aging, some medications, or simply dehydration. All our patients should be drinking at least six to eight glasses of water daily. Simple and calorie-free!
  • If you’re undergoing (or about to undergo) radiation therapy, you should realize this treatment can reduce saliva flow. It’s a good idea to make an appointment with us as well. There are lots of things we can do to help you maintain a moist, comfortable, cavity-free mouth during your treatment and after.

About Frank P. Scavuzzo, DDS

Home » Meet Us Meet Us Header - Meet Us Meet your local Highlands Ranch dentist. Frank P. Scavuzzo, DDS Dr. Scavuzzo has worked and trained extensively to build a practice that exceeds your expectations of trusted, personalized dental care. He consistently brings his patients only the best that modern dentistry has to offer, by keeping himself and his team informed on the latest advances and available techniques. After attending the University of Denver, Dr. Scavuzzo earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated in 1987. Since then, he has kept up-to-date on the newest developments in his field through numerous continuing education courses in improving smiles, creating youthful smiles, and treating jaw, facial and joint pain. He also remains active in the dental community as a member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association and the Metro Denver Dental Society. Dr. Scavuzzo’s top priorities are patient comfort and satisfaction. Dr. Scavuzzo and his team look forward to your visit and to showing you the many ways in which personalized dental care can improve your life.

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