oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - How to treat a dry mouth : oral care

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



Dry mouth syndrome, also known as xerostomia, is a condition in which the mouth is unusually dry as a result of reduced or absent saliva flow. Usually, it is a symptom of an underlying problem, rather than a disease itself. Various factors can cause a persistently dry mouth, including prescription medications, medical treatments and certain autoimmune diseases.

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