Dry Mouth

Summarized by Plex Health
Last Updated: 02 May 2022

Dry mouth is the feeling that there is not enough saliva in your mouth. It dampens and damages down food, cleans away food fragments from the periodontals and teeth, and helps people with ingesting. In addition, saliva has minerals such as calcium and phosphate that help keep teeth strong and fight dental caries. Dry mouth, additionally called xerostomia, is the condition of not having sufficient saliva to keep the mouth damp. Dry mouth can occur to anybody occasionally, for instance, when nervous or worried. When dry mouth persists, it can make eating, ingesting, and even talking hard. Dry mouth increases the risk for dental cavity or fungal infections in the mouth since saliva aids keep harmful germs in check. Dry mouth is not a normal part of aging. If you think you have dry mouth, see your dental expert or medical professional to discover why your mouth is dry.

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