As you get older, you might notice that your mouth feels more dry than usual. Dry mouth occurs when your salivary glands aren’t producing as much saliva. This can happen for different reasons, but it’s important to seek treatment for it since decreased saliva can increase your risk of tooth decay.
Many things can change with our health as we enter the golden years of our lives. We can expect the same to happen with our oral health as well. Below is a small list of things we (or our parents, or our grandparents) should be aware of as we age.
Dry Mouth (xerostomia)
From my experience with senior dentistry,