By Dr. Nour Zoarob
It’s a condition known as Xerostomia & it refers to a condition in which the salivary glands in your mouth don’t make enough saliva to keep your mouth wet.
Dry mouth is often due to the side effect of certain medications or aging issues, or as a result of radiation therapy for cancer.
•Dryness or a feeling of stickiness in your mouth.
•saliva that seems thick and stringy.
•difficulty chewing, speaking, and swallowing.
Dry or sore throat and hoarseness.
•A charged sense of taste.
* Problems wearing dentures.
If you do not have enough saliva and develop dry mouth, this can lead to:
* Mouth sore.
* Increased plaque, tooth decay and gum disease.
* Sores or split skin at the corners of your mouth, or cracked lips.
* Yeast infection in your mouth.
* Poor nutrition from having problems with chewing and swallowing.
* Change medication that cause dry mouth.
* Recommend products to moisturizer your mouth.
Photography: Galya Smith