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Dry Mouth And Its Effects On Dental Health

Dry mouth - also known as xerostomia or cottonmouth - occurs when your salivary glands cannot or don’t produce enough saliva.

Mouth-Watering Relief For Dry Mouth

Mouth-Watering Relief For Dry Mouth

The medical term for dry mouth is the Greek word Xerostomia, which is quite a mouthful itself. Xerostomia can be caused by dental disease, bacteria, and/or hygiene, along with any number of medical conditions and medical therapies. Painkillers, diuretics, you name it - the fact is that the drugs we take for everything from depression or diarrhea can cause dry mouth as an annoying side effect.

Dry Mouth Causes, Signs And Symptoms

Dry Mouth Causes, Signs And Symptoms

What causes dry mouth? Dry mouth or xerostomia is due to salivary gland shutdown, decreasing the amount of saliva flow inside of your mouth. It can be due to uncontrolled or underlying health conditions, but may also be associated with common everyday prescription medications, nutritional practices and the oral hygiene products that you use. Dry mouth can also appear suddenly, such as with anxiety or nervousness.

How To Prevent Dry Mouth

How To Prevent Dry Mouth

Most treatment for dry mouth involves home tips and over-the-counter products that are targeted toward alleviating the symptoms of dry mouth.

Easy Treatments For Dry Mouth

Easy Treatments For Dry Mouth

A very common issue associated with age, medication and hydration is dry mouth. It can be hard to combat depending on the severity and the factors that contribute to it. For some, taking a sip of water can cure their dry mouth, for others, the reason for their mouth dryness comes from deeper issues.
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