Dry mouth is a common condition, especially for older adults, and might be a sign that your salivary glands are not making enough saliva (spit). Persistent inadequate saliva can cause multiple problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and mouth sores, sores, which may lead to an increase in your dental care costs.
Dry mouth symptoms can range from mild, temporary, and easily relieved, to more persistent, severe, and tougher to manage. If dryness is persistent, then it can cause difficulty eating, talking, and swallowing. Smoking or chewing tobacco and frequently drinking alcoholic or caffeinated beverages can intensify dry mouth.
Dry mouth is usually not a serious issue that needs immediate medical care, but if you are experiencing some of the mentioned symptoms, then be sure to talk to your dentist or health care provider. Early diagnosis and starting preventive measures can help avoid or limit many of the potential problems caused by dry mouth. Some self-help guidance and professional care may help you feel more comfortable and could improve your quality of life.
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