Dr. Paul W. Davidoff BDS, B.Pharm (Univ. Syd.) phone us.. (02) 4441 5949

What is dry mouth syndrome?

Dry mouth syndrome is when there is not enough saliva (spit) in the mouth. A dry mouth is a symptom of an underlying problem, rather than a disease in itself. Causes may include drugs or medication, dehydration, Sjogren's syndrome, infection, nerve problems and some cancer treatments. Dry mouth syndrome is also called xerostomia.

 

Symptoms of dry mouth

 

• Saliva that feels thick or stringy
• Rough, dry tongue
• The tongue tending to stick against the roof of the mouth
• Problems with chewing or swallowing (particularly dry foods such as biscuits)
• Bad breath
• Mouth ulcers
• Dry and cracked lips
• Susceptibility to oral thrush infections
• High rate of tooth decay
• A prickly burning sensation in the mouth.

 

What can be done?

 

 

 

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Dr. Paul Davidoff and his highly trained team of dental professionals ensure the delivery of high quality dentistry services, tailored completely to the individual, delivered with the utmost courtesy and respect.

Dr. Davidoff takes pride in ensuring his training & skills cover modern dental techniques.

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Meet our Team


Our team realise that a visit to the dentist has traditionally been fraught with fear.

The staff at Jervis Bay Dental work hard to ensure our practice provides you with a positive treatment experience, without any worry of pain or confusion while 'in the chair'.

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Our surgery is located at 19 The Wool Road, Vincentia. We proudly serve Jervis Bay, St. Georges Basin and surrounding areas.

We are within walking distance of Coles & the Vincentia Shopping Village and are close to public transport. Convenient, private, off street parking is available.

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