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It’s not uncommon to have a dry mouth – in fact it is a condition that affects 1 in 4 adults in the UK. So you are not alone!
Medication is a major cause of a dry or sticky mouth. And the more medications you take, the higher the chances you may suffer.
But dry mouth is also a condition that results from autoimmune conditions, such as Sjögren’s Syndrome, oncology treatment or surgery to the head and neck.
Palliative care patients may be particularly prone due to the number of medications being taken to manage symptoms.
Whatever the cause, a dry or sticky mouth can be unpleasant and uncomfortable and can impact on your oral health. If you suffer from dry mouth you may find that your usual oral care routine isn't sufficient to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Always make sure that you mention any symptoms of dry mouth to your dentist, hygienist and doctor.