Dry Mouth: Causes, Risks and Management
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night with the feeling that your mouth is as dry as the Sahara Desert? Sadly, this is not overly uncommon, (especially if you’ve enjoyed some alcohol the previous night) and can be quite uncomfortable. This run of the mill “dry mouth” is due to dehydration, and is easily relieved by….you guessed it…..drinking water!
True xerostomia (the fancy term for dry mouth) is a different ball game. This is due to a decrease in your saliva flow and can have a serious impact on your oral health. There are several possible causes of dry mouth. These include, but are not limited to,
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