Dry Mouth and Your Health – NY Dentist Central Park Manhattan

Dry mouth, or “Xerostomia,” (from the Greek “zero” meaning “dry” + “stoma” meaning “mouth”), is characterized by the reduced flow or underproduction of saliva.  Saliva has many important functions and is essential for proper oral health and your body’s overall health.  By lubricating and protecting the oral mucosa, saliva helps us speak, chew our food, swallow, …

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Oral Care & Mucositis

Cancer treatment has many side effects, including those that can negatively affect your oral health. While undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy, it is essential that you practice good oral hygiene in order to prevent infections and mouth sores.  This is often a difficult task, as many patients develop mucositis. Mucositis is a common side effect characterized by inflammation …

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