Preventing and Treating Dry Mouth


Dry mouth doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of aging.

While nearly 20% of seniors experience excessive dry mouth, this is often a side effect of a medication or a symptom of a medical condition.

Understanding dry mouth and what causes it is important, as it can lead to a host of dental problems.

Causes of Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is often a side effect of certain medications, including:

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Antihistamines
Blood pressure medications
Pain pills
Decongestants
Medications for overactive bladder
Antidepressants
Diuretics
Muscle relaxers
Medications for Parkinson’s disease
Medications for anxiety

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