Dry mouth is also called cotton mouth, pasties or doughmouth. This is because of the change in consistency of the saliva followed by the reduction of salivary production. There is a formation of cloudy or cotton-like clumps of saliva. This causes bad breath, blisters and infection if not treated rightly. Bacterial growth rapidly increases because there is a change in the enzyme composition of the saliva that makes it ineffective to wash the mouth. People who suffer from this condition have a difficulty in speaking and eating.
You can tell that you have dry mouth or xerostomia if you have one or combination of these signs and symptoms:
Dry mouth is not impossible to treat. There are many effective ways to substitute saliva. These are some of the dry mouth treatments you can try:
When you are having one or more symptoms of dry mouth, go to your doctor and ask for assistance. This may be a complication of other health problems that needs to be addressed immediately. Dry mouth can be prevented and cured if you detect early on and it can prevent unnecessary suffering.
By: Ladan Zinati