Got Dry Mouth? Dr. Brayer has an answer!

Got Dry Mouth? 

Here’s the answer (and a research article on topical antioxidants)

Dry mouth is also known as xerostomia. Many conditions as well as medications cause your mouth to be more dry. This can be irritating of course, but can cause other issues to arise. Having a low level of saliva or even a poor quality of saliva can lead to difficulty breaking down food which should be the first step indigestion. It can make it hard to swallow as well. The mouth will become more infected because saliva is needed to keep bacteria and fungi from taking over. Xerostomia will cause plaque (which is full of harmful bacteria) … Read the rest