Dry Mouth – Xerostomia
Many common medications have the side effect of causing dry mouth (xerostomia), which can adversely affect oral health. Dry mouth is a recipe for disaster. Our saliva contains natural antibodies which help fight off bacteria, and decreased salivary flow limits the number of antibodies available and will put you at a higher risk of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Remember, if your mouth often feels dry, then it’s possible that you may already have some level of dry mouth.