Re: Sjogrens and tooth decay?
Sjogren's is associated with tooth decay, because saliva has antiseptic qualities, so lack of it lets bacteria grow in mouth more easily. This is a common problem, and can happen even with good oral hygiene. One things that is helpful is to rinse mouth out thoroughly after each meal and snack to get small food particles out and cleanse the teeth and gums. There are medications and oral applicants that can increase saliva, keep the membranes moist and help prevent decay. I would ask your Dr for suggestions and a possible prescription for your dry mouth.