Dry Mouth Treatment

Dry mouth may be caused by a number of oral or overall health factors. Dr. Tanya Vlacancich provides treatments to relieve dry mouth and improve your overall health and quality of life. Call us today at 718-747-0020 to set up your consultation with our skilled dentist and learn more about dry mouth treatment in College Point and Whitestone, New York!

Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a common dental concern, especially among people over the age of 50. Dry mouth may be caused by a number of factors, including medications and illness, disease, nerve damage, and chemotherapy or other radiation therapy.

While a dry mouth may not seem like a big deal, the saliva in your mouth plays an important role in your oral health and overall wellness. It works to protect your tooth enamel from harmful bacteria, breaks down food particles to promote good digestion, and makes it possible for you to chew and swallow. A lack of saliva increases your risk of developing tooth decay and may prevent you from getting the nutrients you need.

Symptoms of dry mouth include:

  • Dry, sticky feelings in the mouth and throat
  • Difficulty in chewing, swallowing or tasting
  • A burning feeling in the mouth
  • Cracked lips
  • A dry, rough tongue
  • Infection in the mouth
  • Persistent halitosis (bad breath)

Our dentist will work with you to determine the cause of your dry mouth and provide an appropriate treatment. In the meantime, we recommend that you:

  • Sip water or sugarless drinks frequently, especially during meals
  • Avoid drinks containing caffeine
  • Chew sugarless gum or suck on sugarless candy to stimulate saliva flow
  • Do not use tobacco products or drink alcohol
  • Use a humidifier at night
  • Take special care to keep your mouth healthy (brush and floss regularly, and keep all your regular dental appointments)

For more information about dry mouth and to schedule your appointment with our dentist, please contact our office today.

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  • I had scheduled an appointment with Dr. Vlacancich while my usual dentist was on vacation, and the office made time to see me very quickly. I was able to fill out my paperwork online, making the process extremely easy when I arrived at the office. Dr. Vlacancich and her staff were extremely welcoming and friendly and talked me through every step, even fitting me in for a cleaning after my issue was resolved. I can't say enough good things. There was not a single bit of pain, and I will definitely be returning for my next cleaning as well as recommending Dr. Vlacancich to my friends and family.

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  • Our family (all 5 of us) have been coming here for over 12 years and we have been treated like family. Dr. Tanya always makes time to speak with each and every one of us. She takes in to account our comfort and any concerns we have regarding our care. Her office is clean and modern. She makes coming to the dentist a non-event and we always look forward to having our check up and cleaning every time. Her staff is friendly and always makes us feel welcomed. We would recommend her highly to anyone looking for a dentist in the area.

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  • Dr. Tanya Vlacancich is a gentle, kind, and knowledgeable dentist. My family and I have been going to her for many years & we are very happy!

    - Donna S.

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