Dry Mouth: The Root of the Problem Pt 2

Continuing our discussion on dry mouth, we want to discuss some of the common causes of this issue so it can be treated properly.

What Causes Dry Mouth?

As we discussed in our first blog on dry mouth, dry mouth is the result of low saliva flow. The common reasons an individual may experience dry mouth include:

Medications
Anemia
Diabetes
Chemotherapy
Smoking
Dehydration
Nerve Damage
Caffeine

Any of the above can cause this issue, but medication is the most common reason why someone may experience dry mouth.

Here are some types of medications that can contribute to this problem.

Pain Killers
Antidepressants
Allergy medications
Blood Pressure medications
Diuretics
Decongestants

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Be sure to stay tuned for Part 3 of our blog series on “Dry Mouth” where we will discuss treatment options that can offer you relief.

If you experience dry mouth, be sure to schedule an appointment with Layman, Shirman & Associates in Streetsboro, OH to learn more about what treatment options are available.