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Dry Mouth


What is Dry Mouth?

Dry mouth means you don't have enough saliva, or spit, to keep your mouth moist. Everyone has a dry mouth once in a while, especially if you're nervous, upset or under stress. But if you have a dry mouth all or most of the time, it can be uncomfortable and can lead to more serious health problems or indicate that a more serious medical condition may exist.    Read "What is Dry Mouth?" article

Can Medications Have an Effect on My Oral Health?

Yes, medications can have oral side effects — dry mouth being the most common.    Read "Can Medications Have an Effect on My Oral Health?" article

Prescription Medications and Dry Mouth

Read a short list of commonly-prescribed medications that can affect saliva production and cause dry mouth. Read "Prescription Medications and Dry Mouth" article

The Facts about Dry Mouth

Learn the symptoms, causes and treatment options for dry mouth. Read "The Facts about Dry Mouth" article

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