Dry Mouth FAQ

  • Is dry mouth a consequence of aging?

    Dry Mouth is not a normal part of aging. It is, however, more commonly found among the elderly. The reason is that elderly people take more medications compared to the rest of the population, and some of these medications cause Dry Mouth. They also suffer more than younger people from diseases that are accompanied by Dry Mouth. So if you think you have Dry Mouth, see your dentist or physician – there are things you can do to get relief. Ask them about the Saliwell solution. If they did not hear about Saliwell, you may direct them to this web-site.
  • Is bad breath (halitosis) linked to dry mouth?

    Many times there is a connection. Saliva is necessary cleanse the mouth by washing away dead cells that accumulate on the tongue, gums, and cheeks. If not removed, these cells decompose and can cause bad breath.
  • Why many times dry mouth is more severe during the night?

    During the night we naturally secrete less saliva than during the day. Thus, if saliva is further reduced due to a medical problem, Dry Mouth will be more evident during the night.
  • Why chewing gum or sucking on hard candy relieves Dry Mouth?

    Every foreign body in the mouth signals the salivary glands to produce more saliva. If more saliva is present in the mouth, the feeling of dry mouth then less severe or even absent.
  • What is the terminology of Dry Mouth in different languages?

    English: dry mouth, oral dryness, xerostomia
    Español: sequedad de boca, boca seca, xerostomía
    Français: sécheresse buccale, xérostomie
    Deutsch: Mundtrockenheit, Xerostomie
    Italiano: secchezza della bocca, xerostomía
    Nederlands: droge mond, xerostomia
    עברית: יובש פה, קסרוסטומיה