Dry mouth is an uncomfortable feeling that can make a drink of water feel like heaven.
But what causes dry mouth? Well, it varies from person to person.
Getting to the root of your dry mouth can help you treat it.
Most of the time, dry mouth can be handled with home remedies, but if the condition persists or gets worse, talk to your dentist or primary care physician for evaluation and recommendation of further treatment options.
Causes of Dry Mouth : Dry mouth can occur when the glands in the mouth that make saliva are not working properly.
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Some common causes include nervousness, stress, certain medications, radiation / chemotherapy, smoking and methamphetamine use, and autoimmune disorders like Sjorgren’s syndrome.
Sjogren’s syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease that can cause dry eyes, dry mouth, fatigue and joint pain. Oral issues that occur are dry mouth, swollen salivary glands, and increase in tooth decay and gum disease.
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