Xerostomia, or Dry Mouth Is a Persistent Feeling That You Don’t Have Enough Saliva
Depending on how severe your condition has become, it may cause a variety of symptoms such as a sticky or dry mouth, or you may find it difficult to swallow food. Whatever your symptoms are, it’s important to know that you shouldn’t ignore dry mouth. If you have a feeling of mouth dryness, it means that something has caused a reduction of saliva. Saliva is essential for keeping your mouth lubricated and healthy. It cleanses your mouth, helps you swallow and talk, and aids digestion and taste.
THE CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS OF DRY MOUTH
Dry mouth is a common condition that affects 1 in 4 adults. It is most common in those
who take multiple medications but can also be caused by various diseases and
Medications & Dry Mouth
The #1 cause of dry mouth is medication –
whether it’s one specific kind, or a combination.
Find out how certain medications can
alter saliva production and cause dry mouth