Why is it important to prevent dry mouth?

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Mouth rinses are used for a variety of reasons, including preventing dry mouth. Alcohol free rinses can keep the mouth and oral tissue moist.

Without the cleansing and shielding effects of adequate salivary flow, tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease can become more common. Constant dryness and the lack of protection provided by saliva contribute to bad breath.

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Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

If you've ever taken an antihistamine, decongestant, antidepressant or a number of other drugs, you may have experienced dry mouth (xerostomia). Dry mouth is caused by a lack of saliva or your saliva may feel thick and stringy. Si...

de effects of medication are the most common cause of dry mouth. Fortunately there are remedies for dry mouth; talk to your doctor if symptoms are severe. Learn more about preventing and treating dry mouth with expert advice from Sharecare.
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