Medicine-Induced Dry Mouth
Having a dry mouth caused by medication is more common than you think…especially amongst older generations. If left untreated, dry mouth can interfere with your oral health and function, affect your general health and significantly impair your quality of life! Dry mouth is professionally referred to as Xerosomia.
A study in 2017 showed that 73% of Veterans Affairs patients were dispensed one medicine that could cause dry mouth. 22% were dispensed two medications that could cause dry mouth and 5% were dispensed with three!
Saliva balances out the number of bacteria in your mouth and without sufficient saliva, tooth loss, decay, gum disease and even bad breath are more likely. There is ...