Dry Mouth

How do I know if my Mouth is Dry?

If you have a dry mouth (also known as xerostomia) you may experience other symptoms such as:

Saliva is so important in keeping your mouth healthy, you should visit a dentist regularly and mention any of the above symptoms if you have them.  They may refer you to a doctor.

What Causes a Dry Mouth?

If the salivary glands in your mouth don’t produce enough saliva, your mouth will get dry.  More often than not, this is a result of dehydration.  It’s also quite normal to have a dry mouth when you are feeling nervous or anxious.

Sometimes there could be other issues which cause a dry mouth, so it’s always best to see a GP to rule them out:

How can I Treat a Dry Mouth?

Finding the cause is the first step.  A Doctor or Dentist will help you with this.  In the meantime, you can try and help yourself by:

You should see your GP if you have an unusually dry mouth so they can find out the cause and treat you accordingly.