1 in 4 adults suffer the effects of a dry mouth.
The importance of saliva is little understood and therefore often underestimated. When, however, a lack of saliva arises, it becomes more and more clear how important saliva is in keeping the mouth healthy and what influence it has on the quality of life.
There are various known causes for the onset of Dry Mouth (Xerostomia).
Medication is the most common cause. Worldwide more than 1800 commonly prescribed medicines list ‘dry mouth’ as a side effect. The most commonly prescribed families of drugs that have the capacity to induce Dry Mouth are :
Chronic diseases that can also lead to persistent complaints of Dry Mouth include :
Other common causes are :
Please consult your dentist or physician if the symptoms persist.
Dry Mouth (xerostomia) can cause the following complaints:
Apart from the discomfort and inconvenience Dry Mouth will inevitably lead to a series of dental problems, such as: