Dry Mouth: Overview

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Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

Dry Mouth, or xerostomia is a common condition that causes your mouth to feel uncomfortably dry. It can occur when your body doesn’t produce enough saliva to keep your mouth moist.1

Saliva does more than just keep your mouth moist. It helps to play an important role in your overall oral health and well-being:1-3


  • Moisturizes and lubricates the mouth and helps prevent dehydration
  • Aids digestion and taste
  • Assists in speech and swallowing
  • Helps to maintain oral pH balance and tooth integrity
  • Has some antimicrobial properties through enzymes
  • Helps protect oral tissues

Dry Mouth Can Negatively Impact Oral Health: Sufferers would be motivated to help treat their Dry Mouth symptoms if they understood the potential Oral Health consequences.4

Dry Mouth in the General Population

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Dry Mouth Management

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