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Are you a victim of dry mouth? If so, the more you know about the problem, the better. In fact, the more you know, the better chance you have of properly and effectively caring for your teeth and gums and the better chance you have of treating the problem. So, our dentist, Dr. Gordon, encourages you to test your dry mouth knowledge by taking the following dry mouth quiz:

1. True or False: Dry mouth involves inadequate production of saliva.
A. True
B. False

2. True or False: Dry mouth decreases your chances of having cavities.
A. True
B. False

3. True or False: Saliva is necessary for a top-notch smile and oral health.
A. True
B. False

4. True or False: Dry mouth is caused by stress, certain medications, cancer therapy, tobacco use, aging, autoimmune disorders and more.
A. True
B. False

5. True or False: Dry mouth can be prevented by sipping water throughout the day, chewing sugarless gum regularly, avoiding tobacco products and avoiding caffeine as well as sugary and acidic foods and drinks.
A. True
B. False
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ANSWERS

1. A
2. B (It increases your chances)
3. A
4. A
5. A

Do you have any questions about dry mouth in Leawood, Kansas? If so, please contact Gordon Dental of Leawood when you have the chance. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to dial (913) 649-5017. We look forward to giving you the answers and information you need!