At Dentistry with a Woman’s Touch, we know how important our patient’s oral health is to their overall health, and dry mouth is a condition that can be symptomatic of other health issues, which is why it’s a good idea to know what causes it so that it can be treated properly.
Dry mouth occurs due to an insufficient production of saliva, the common causes of which include: dehydration, anemia, diabetes, chemotherapy, nerve damage, smoking, caffeine intake or various diseases or infections. However, the leading cause of dry mouth are medications. Some types of medicines that include dry mouth as a side effect include: allergy medications, antidepressants, pain killers, diuretics, blood pressure medications and decongestants.
In our next part of the series, we will be looking into some ways that you can find relief from the symptoms of dry mouth.