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I had my semi-annual check-up with my dentist today and he noted that I had a severely dry-mouth. I've known I had this, but with all my other medical issues, I didn't consider it to be one of my major concerns, and simply dealt with it.

However, my Dentist made it very clear that dry-mouth can be a very serious problem for oral-hygiene. Not only does it lead to bad breath (halitosis), but it can lead to gingivitis, cavities, tooth-decay, and eventually periodontal disease....

  1. Considering how serious dry-mouth is (at least according to my dentist), why don't you ever hear people suffering from "dry-mouth"?
  2. Why don't doctors diagnosis you with dry-mouth? Or if doctors know that some of the medications you're on aare known to cause dry-mouth, why don't they offer a treatment plan for the symptoms?
  3. Why isn't dry-mouth taken more seriously?
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  • Although I am unfamiliar with this topic, I closely know a dentist who can possibly help you with your question. – Bradman175 Nov 11 '16 at 6:23
  • By the way, dentists do see cases of people suffering from dry mouth. And the seriousness of dry-mouth depends. – Bradman175 Nov 11 '16 at 6:53

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