Do I Have Dry Mouth?

If you've experienced any of these symptoms, you might...

Dryness In Mouth or Throat

Dryness In Mouth or Throat

Do you have a dry, sticky feeling in your mouth or throat? That’s a telltale sign of dry mouth. This uncomfortable feeling happens when your body doesn’t naturally produce enough saliva.

Stringy Saliva

Stringy Saliva

Do you feel self-conscious when speaking to others or eating in public because you have thick, stringy saliva that you can’t seem to control? This is a symptom of dry mouth.

Frequent
Thirst

Frequent Thirst

Forget eight glasses of water a day. You could drink 20 glasses a day, and still have cotton mouth. Frequent and unquenchable thirst could mean you have dry mouth.

Bad Breath

Bad Breath

Has your “morning breath” become “all day breath”? Saliva is important to the quality of our breath because it moistens and cleanses our mouths. Without it, decomposing cells and bacteria growth can cause halitosis, also known as bad breath.

Difficulty Chewing, Speaking or Swallowing

Difficulty Chewing, Speaking or Swallowing

Once upon a time, food made you happy. Now, it makes you anxious. When your mouth is dry, eating and swallowing is difficult, as well as digestion, since saliva is essential to that process.

Cracked Lips or Skin

Cracked Lips or Skin

Been spending a lot of money on chap stick lately? Without your regular supply of saliva, lips don’t get the moisture they need, causing dryness and cracking in the lips, as well as sores in the corners of the mouth. Not fun, or pretty.

Tooth
Decay

Tooth Decay

Even though you brush twice a day, you’re still getting a bad report card from your dentist. This could be because of dry mouth. Gingivitis and tooth decay are common symptoms of dry mouth because saliva is needed to cleanse the mouth and keep away bad bacteria.

Burning or Irritation in the Mouth

Burning or Irritation in the Mouth

No, you didn’t just eat a jalapeño. So why is your mouth burning and tingling? Dry mouth can cause a burning or irritation sensation in the mouth, especially on the tongue, which may appear red and feel irritated and inflamed.

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