Dental Xtra and Sjӧgren’s Syndrome

Sjögren’s syndrome causes dry mouth as a result of inflammation in the glands that produce saliva and tears. Insufficient saliva production greatly increases the risk for cavities and oral infection.

Why is it important to see my dentist if I’ve been diagnosed with Sjӧgren’s syndrome?

With your Dental Xtra benefits, you can visit your dentist more often to monitor the risk of cavities and infection. It is important for you to practice good oral hygiene and have regular cleanings and exams so your dentist may spot developing problems at an early stage.

  1. Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation. (n.d.). Living With Dry Mouth. Retrieved from www.sjogrens.org.