Dry Mouth

Jan 4 • 1 minute read

Dry mouth (Xerostomia) typically results from inadequate flow of saliva.  It often occurs as a side effect of certain medications. It can also be associated with certain autoimmune disorders such as Sjogren’s Syndrome. Saliva helps prevent tooth decay and maintains the health of the mouth’s tissues. Saliva can wash away food and other debris as well as help neutralize acids. 

Common problems associated with dry mouth include:

  • Sore throat

  • Burning sensations

  • Trouble speaking

  • Hoarseness

  • Difficulty swallowing

  • Dry nasal passages

Many products such as lozenges, candy, and mouthrinses exist to help combat dry mouth.  Be sure to ask your dentist for the best products for you!

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