Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is the condition that occurs when you don’t have sufficient saliva to keep your mouth wet. The symptoms include mouth sores, dry feeling in your mouth, tongue and throat, cracked lips, trouble chewing, swallowing, tasting or speaking. There are several reasons why salivary glands might not work properly, like side effects of medications, disease (like diabetes), radiation therapy, chemotherapy and nerve damages.

Dry mouth may cause you difficulties in tasting, chewing, swallowing, and speaking. Also, it can increase your chance of developing dental decay, gum disease and bad breath. You should consider consulting your dentist for treatment.

What is/are the treatment(s) for dry mouth?

  • Prescribe medicine that will help make the salivary glands function more efficiently
  • Use artificial saliva
  • Professional Fluoride treatment
  • Instructions and nutritional counseling by oral hygienist