Is it just your mouths that are dry or are your eyes and every other mucus membrane dry??? Sjogren's is an auto-immune disorder that affects your mucus membranes. There are a few others on the forum that have it besides myself. That would be a question for your doc. A rheumy is the one to ask.
I have not lost any teeth from dry mouth but my gums are receding and my teeth are getting very worn. Saliva washes the bacteria from your teeth so even drinking water won't work as well as saliva. My mouth gets so dry my tongue cracks open. I can't talk for any length of time without getting a sore throat from the dryness. I have tried sugarless candy and about all the over the counter things for dry mouth but they only work for a short time. Biotene toothpaste and rinse you name it. I have one saliva gland on right side under tongue that has been inlarged for quite some time.
The meds a lot of us take can cause dry mouth. It seems like everytime I look a new med up it is a side affect and it's the last thing I need. But all of my mucus membranes are dry.
Sadly, all we can do is practice good dental hygiene and see our dentist often, which reminds me I need to. I started out with great teeth that I got from my mother. I think she had lost one tooth when she died at 75. I brush, floss and rinse. Dentist understand this is a problem.
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