The Etiology of Xerostomia
By understanding the causes of dry mouth, oral health professionals will be prepared to offer management strategies.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Define xerostomia and current etiologies.
- Discuss the impact of xerostomia on the oral cavity.
- List at-home techniques to relieve symptoms of xerostomia.
- Describe how the dental hygienist can help patients with xerostomia.
This course was issued in July/August 2019 issue and expires August 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.