Dry mouth in diabetics can be an early warning sign of gum disease, an oral health problem for which diabetics are at greater risk. Dry mouth can also be caused by a number of medications.
As the constant saliva can help in preventing tooth decay, it is important to treat dry mouth. Your dentist can recommend various methods to restore moisture. Sugar-free candy or gum stimulates saliva flow, and moisture can be replaced by using artificial saliva and oral rinses.