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Vol. 72, No. 9
 
ISSN: 1488-2159
 
November 2006

 

Hyposalivation in Elderly Patients

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• Anurag Gupta, BDS •
• Joel B. Epstein, DMD, MSD, FRCD(C) •
• Herve Sroussi, DMD, PhD •

A b s t r a c t

Saliva is a key element in oral homeostasis, oral function and maintenance of oral health. Dry mouth has multiple oral health consequences and affects quality of life. The incidence of dry mouth and its public health impact are increasing due to the aging population, the effects of some systemic diseases, and medical management and commonly prescribed medications that reduce saliva production. In this paper, we review the causes of dry mouth and its impact on health. The role of dental providers and current management of dry mouth is presented.

 

MeSH Key Words: aging/physiology; salivary glands/secretion; xerostomia/etiology; xerostomia/therapy
 
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