What Would A Family Dentist Do About Dry Mouth For Children?

Before dry mouth is treated, your family dentist will help determine the cause of dry mouth. An oral exam, tests, review of your child’s medical and prescription history, and possibly a referral to a specialist may be required.

What Are the Causes of Dry Mouth?

Some of the common causes are:

Symptoms

Your child may not be able to explain that his or her mouth is dry. Some symptoms are listed below.

Treatment for Dry Mouth

Your family doctor or dentist may prescribe alcohol-free mouthwash or saliva-producing medication, but there are some things that can be done at home to help.

In some cases, dry mouth can affect the way food tastes. If your child’s appetite decreases, try cooking or selecting foods that are more savory, but not too spicy. Add gravy or sauce to the food to make it more appealing. Also ask your family dentist for suggestions.

This post is sponsored by San Jose dentists Dr. Ralph Stanley, Dr. Magdalena Azzarelli, and Dr. Rogé Jacob of Hillsdale Dental Care.

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