Everyone has a dry mouth once in a while — if they are 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 serious health problems.
Dry mouth ...
- Can cause difficulties in tasting, chewing, swallowing, and speaking
- Can increase your chance of developing dental decay and other infections in the mouth
- Can be a sign of certain diseases and conditions
- Can be caused by certain medications or medical treatments
Dry mouth is not a normal part of aging. So if you think you have dry mouth, see your dentist or physician — there are things you can do to get relief.