Seniors and dry mouth
More seniors today in the Del Mar area have retained their own teeth, avoiding the trauma of removable dentures. Many are on medications creating dryness of the mouth as a side effect.
Without the natural benefit of saliva to decrease bacterial action, Dr. Trudeau is seeing an increase of cavities on the root surfaces of these patients.
Anyone on a medication causing a dry mouth effect should be encouraged to visit Dale Trudeau DDS for regular dental cleanings and topical fluoride rinses.
For more information regarding dental problems of the elderly, please call our Dale Trudeau DDS at (858) 755-9775.