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Reasons You May Have A Dry Mouth

We all know drinking enough water is good for our health. And when you’re feeling
parched, there’s nothing better than a tall drink of ice-cold water to dampen that dry
the mouth of yours.

But what do you do when you find yourself constantly needing to wet your whistle?
There are numerous reasons you could be suffering from dry mouth. Below are the top

Sometimes having a dry mouth is just a normal part of life. Temporary anxiety, open-
mouthed breathing, mild dehydration, menopause, pregnancy, and decreased saliva
due to sleep are all normal causes of dry mouth.

Prescription medication
Sixty-three percent of the top 200 most commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S. are
known to cause dry mouth. And the higher the number of medications a person takes,
the higher the chance of dry mouth.

That’s why as we age, we tend to experience more instances of dry mouth. It’s not
necessarily age-related, but our consumption of medication may cause this side

Habitual use of alcohol and tobacco
The use of any of these products will dry out the oral cavity.

Please drink in moderation, and make sure to up your water intake when you
imbibe. As for tobacco, we always recommend quitting as soon as possible.

Chronic Disease
Diabetes, Sjogren’s disease, Sarcoidosis, Hepatitis C can all cause dry mouth.

Psychogenic or Idiopathic
When symptoms are present without an identifiable cause (idiopathic), or because of
psychological causes (psychogenic), they can be difficult to diagnose.
If you find yourself with a persistent, unidentifiable case of dry mouth, you should
make an appointment.

Figuring out which one is causing your dry mouth is so important because a dry
mouth has a big effect on your dental health. Saliva is so important for swishing
away bacteria.

The dryer the mouth, the more prone you are to cavities, bad breath, and gingivitis.
You can have your regular cleaning at Juliano Family Dental by scheduling an

We recommend visiting us at 632 Ridge Road Webster, NY 14580 or your doctor for
a consultation on why you may be experiencing a dry mouth.