Tag Xerostomia

Tag Xerostomia

What Causes Dry Mouth?

Tags: , , Dental Education, Dental Hygiene, Dry Mouth
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Dry mouth or Xerostomia is a condition when the amount of saliva present in the mouth is reduced. This reduction can vary from a little to a lot to the total loss of saliva. The amount of saliva a normal person produces during the day is about 2 cups. The ability of a patient to detect a decrease in saliva is when the volume of saliva decreases about 50%, or down to one cup.

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