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What are complications of dry mouth?

Dry mouth can cause difficulties in tasting, chewing, swallowing, and speaking. It also can increase your chance of developing tooth decay and other infections in the mouth. Dry mouth can increase the risk of cavities in your teeth or mouth infection.

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