Dry mouth or Xerostomia is a condition when the amount of saliva present in the mouth is reduced. This reduction can vary from a little to a lot to the total loss of saliva. The amount of saliva a normal person produces during the day is about 2 cups. The ability of a patient to detect a decrease in saliva is when the volume of saliva decreases about 50%, or down to one cup.
Travis Graham-Wyatt, DDS
July 5, 2015
Obsrtuctive Sleep Apnea refers to the blockage of the upper airway during sleep which can disrupt your breathing. This disruption (SDB: Sleep Disordered Breathing) can range from mild snoring to extreme blockage of the airway. Mild (benign) snoring with no airway obstruction does not usually result in any health issues, however, OSA, where there is complete blockage of the airway for longer than ten (10) seconds can be life threatening.