We treat the syndrome to help preserve healthy smiles.

Everyone, at some time or another, experiences dry mouth. It can happen when you are nervous, upset, or under stress. But if you frequently have a dry mouth, not only can it be uncomfortable, it can have serious consequences for your health.

Saliva does more than just keep the mouth wet. It helps digest food, protects teeth from decay, prevents infection by controlling bacteria and fungi in the mouth, and, it makes it possible for you to chew and swallow. Without enough saliva you can develop tooth decay or other infections in the mouth.

A decreased saliva rate leads to changes in PH and increased bacterial attacks on the vulnerable portions of teeth, such as exposed roots. This tends to create odor and pain. If it is left untreated, it will form rampant destruction of the dental hard structures, which in certain cases lead to disfiguring and dangerous bone infectious. This situation can render the affected teeth unsalvageable.

Many times, cancer patients and others on a variety of medications have no idea that their complaints of dry mouth, bad breath, lost taste, inability to swallow food easily and oral discomfort can actually cause the additional problems of increased decay on natural teeth and around dental restorations.

At the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we have incorporated protocols to aid our patients this condition and its potential consequences. By utilizing minimally invasive testing and a combination of diet changes (Xylitol lollipops, omission of acids) and regimes of varying acid balance with special fluoride and Xylitol rinses, we treat dry mouth syndrome and preserve healthy smiles.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

To all of our dear patients, families and friends,

We hope that you are healthy and safe during this time. In our continued effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, we are extending our closure. In these uncertain times, we continue to keep our patients and our dental family at the heart of every decision that we make. We are consistently monitoring the evolving situation and continue to follow the guidelines of public health officials as well as our government to make these decisions.

It is our hope that we will resume our regular business hours on Monday, May 4th. If you are a patient of record and have an emergency, please do not hesitate to call us. We strive to ensure our patients are comfortable and cared for. We will be connected to the office answering all calls and texts as quickly as possible. We also have virtual consultations available at this time.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this journey together. Have faith. Follow the recommendations of our leaders. Stay calm. Stay healthy. We are honored to be a part of your healthcare team and look forward to serving you in our normal capacity again soon. Feel free to call or text us for updates during this time. Also, don't forget to floss!

- Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry Team