Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is the condition of not having enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. As a result, on feels dry. This condition is also known as xerostomia. Tens of millions worldwide suffer from Dry Mouth.

Dry Mouth can…

  • cause difficulties in tasting, chewing, swallowing and speaking
  • cause difficulties in sleeping and fatigue, since dry mouth sufferers wake up to moisten their mouth
  • increase your chance of developing rapid dental decay and other infections in the mouth
  • be a sign of certain diseases and conditions
  • be the precursor of bad breath (Halitosis)
  • lead to social seclusion and depression

What can cause Dry Mouth?

  • Medication-induced side effect
  • Autoimmune disease (Sjögren’s syndrome)
  • Head & neck radiotherapy
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Depression
  • Chronic Hepatitis C
  • HIV infection
  • Drug abuse
  • Others or unknown (idiopathic) causes