Sialadenitis Definition, Causes and More

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2. Salivary Causes

A dry mouth can increase an individual's risk for sialadenitis. Saliva plays a key role in oral hygiene. Although it's mostly made of water, it contains electrolytes and proteins that help prevent infections. When salivary flow is reduced, the mouth is much more susceptible to the types of bacterial and viral infections that can cause sialadenitis.5Dodds, Michael, et al. ‘Saliva A Review of Its Role in Maintaining Oral Health and Preventing Dental Disease.’ Nature News, Nature Publishing Group, 25 Sept. 2015, www.nature.com/articles/bdjteam2015123.

Stimulants, barbiturates, diuretics and allergy medications can all cause dry mouth. So can dehydration, smoking, alcohol consumption and cannabis use.

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