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What Causes Dry Mouth? Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Xerostomia also called dry mouth, is caused when salivary glands do not produce enough saliva to keep the mouth wet. A dry mouth can be caused by medications, dehydration, or breathing through the mouth. Chronic dry mouth can lead to serious problems, severe dental health issues and should not be ignored.

Causes of Dry Mouth 

When salivary glands are not working properly as the result of:

1. Medications


3Cancer Therapy

4Nerve Damage

5Tobacco and Alcohol Use

6Night Sleeping

Signs and Symptoms of Dry Mouth

Untreated Dry Mouth Can Lead to Serious Problems

Dry Mouth Treatment

Tips to ease dry mouth:

Dry Mouth Remedies

Make Your Own Mouthwash:

  1. Blend 1 cup of warm water with 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and 1/8 teaspoon salt.
  2. Swish in your mouth for a few seconds, then rinse with water.​
  3. Repeat every three hours.

As a break from the mouthwash, keep other liquids nearby to sip and to keep your mouth and throat moist


Dry Mouth Prevention

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