You may brush your teeth and floss regularly to prevent cavities, but older adults might not know they are also prone to developing cavities due to dry mouth. People can experience dry mouth as a side-effect of the medications they take for conditions such as pain, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and many others.

Some steps you can take to prevent dry mouth include drinking more water, using mouthwash, and chewing sugar-free gum to promote saliva production. You may also want to ask your physician if you can change your dosage or switch to a different medication.

Dr. Michael R. Errico and his professional staff will be happy to provide more information about dry mouth and what you can do to prevent cavities. Set up your next appointment today by calling 847-788-0808 or visit mikeerricodds.com/contact-us/. New patients should visit mikeerricodds.com/new-patients/ to fill out our New Patient forms.

When you visit Dr. Mike, be sure to let him know which medications you’re currently taking so he’ll have all the information he needs to provide you with the best dental care available.

Dr. Errico welcomes patients from all over the northwest Chicago suburbs, including Arlington Heights, Palatine, Schaumburg, Rolling Meadows, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, and Wheeling. Our Rolling Meadows dental office is located at 3315 Algonquin Rd., Suite 105. Feel free to stop in for a visit or for more information.

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