What is Dry Mouth?

Xerostomia, more commonly known as Dry Mouth, refers to the condition where the salivary glands in your mouth are no longer producing normal amounts of saliva to keep your mouth moisturized at healthy levels.

Dry mouth can also be a change in saliva's composition. Any change in saliva can alter its natural defenses. 


Side Effects

Dry Mouth is common and most will experience it at one time in their life. If this problem turns chronic, you will encounter side effects such as, bad breath, hoarseness, dental decay, tooth sensitivity, difficulty in tasting, chewing and swallowing.


Health Problems

This problem can be triggered by daily stress and hormone changes, but if Dry Mouth persists it can indicate an underlying health problem such as bacterial infections, diabetes or Sjogren syndrome and should consult a doctor about it.