Sjogrens Syndrome Support Group Meeting Nov 3

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Submitted by Carolyn Lee

The Greater Baton Rouge Sjogrens Syndrome Support Group will meet at the Central Branch Library at 11260 Joor Rd. on Wednesday, November 3 at 5:30 p.m.  Everyone with Sjogrens (pron. show-grins) is invited to attend along with any interested friends and relatives.  Feel free to contact Carolyn Lee, the support group leader at 262-1060 or by e-mail at should you have further questions.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Walter Vaughn, DDS.  Dr. Vaughn is a local dentist who practices in Central.  Although Sjogrens manifests itself in varied ways, nearly everyone with it will have extreme thirst, both night and day as their bodies no longer make saliva.  The lack of saliva in time causes most sufferers to lose their teeth as saliva is an important factor in maintaining good oral health.  Natural saliva contains substances that rid the mouth of the bacteria that cause cavities and mouth infections, so good oral hygiene is extremely important when you have a dry mouth.  Dr. Vaughn's visit with this group will be quite timely.

1 Comment

  1. carol

    November 1, 2010 at 9:38 am

    I can’t attend this meeting, but am interested in information as to future meetings. and any information on Sjogrens. Carol Justice

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