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What Causes Dry Mouth and How to Treat it

What Causes Dry Mouth and How to Treat it

What is Dry Mouth?

Dry mouth = xerostomia Hyposalivation = reduced salivation

Dry Mouth is defined as not having enough saliva to keep the mouth wet.

Saliva is an important factor in your oral health; it protects your teeth from getting cavities and can cause someone to have a difficult time speaking, tasting, swallowing, and chewing food.
What Can Cause Dry MouthDiseaseMedication side effectsAgeMouth breathing, such as using a CPAP at night
How to Treat Dry Mouth

Talk with your Dentist and Hygienist for help treating dry mouth Oral RinseOral SprayPrescription-strength toothpasteSaliva StimulantSystemic Medication