McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Xerostomia (Dry Mouth)

Dry mouth, or xerostomia (zeer-o-STOE-me-uh), refers to a condition in which the salivary glands in your mouth don't make enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. Dry mouth is often due to the side effect of certain medications or aging issues or as a result of radiation therapy for cancer. Less often, dry mouth may be caused by a condition that directly affects the salivary glands.

Mayo Clinic

An Overview of Xerostomia (Dry Mouth)

Overview video about xerostomia

This video explains what Xerostomia (or dry mouth) is, analyzes its causes, describes how it is diagnosed and presents treatment options.\

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