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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Blood pressure medications
Medications for overactive bladder
Medications for Parkinson’s disease
Medications for anxiety