Most Common Causes Of Dry Mouth

Aging

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Aging is often commonly associated with dry mouth, though it is not typically a natural part of the aging process. However, many older adults tend to take more medications that have dry mouth as a potential symptom. It is important for older individuals to seek counsel from their doctors because they are more susceptible to infections and dry mouth can lead to various complications and conditions, which should be avoided. For example, dry mouth can lead to tooth decay and other oral conditions, as well as inflammation, which can lead to an increased risk of candidiasis and other infections. Therefore, it is important for anyone with persistent dry mouth to seek medical assistance, including elderly individuals, to prevent further complications later on.

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