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Gum, candy and artificial saliva can help relieve dry mouth

from Ask Doctor K via AnnArbor.com

Q: My mouth and throat are always parched, even though I'm constantly sipping water. It's very uncomfortable. I'd appreciate any advice you can offer.
A: Most of the time dry mouth, also called xerostomia, causes more discomfort than damage. But severe cases can cause complications. Dry mouth can rob you of your sense of taste and can make chewing slow and swallowing difficult. Also, since saliva is important for dental health, dry mouth can contribute to tooth decay and periodontal disease. more


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