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Dr. James Beck
10 years experience Dentistry
Various: There are a multitude of cause of dry mouth. In our modern society, i think the biggest cause is side-effects of prescription medication. If you take ... Read More
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Dr. Randolph Todd
43 years experience Endodontics
Many Possibilities: Dry mouth or "xerostomia" is a condition caused by a variety of conditions. Some are systemic conditions and others may be induced by a medication o ... Read More
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Dr. Kyle Shank
12 years experience Dentistry
What DOESN'T?: There are all sorts of things that can cause dry mouth, especially medications. Dry mouth is the number one side effect experienced among all prescrip ... Read More
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Reduced saliva: Many causes: dehydration, many medications, mouth breathing, and medical conditions such as sjogren's syndrome. I would say that medications are proba ... Read More
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Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Many causes: It can be from excessive intake of caffeine or alcohol, not drinking enough water or related to the side effect some medications for treatment of bloo ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Rosin
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Investigate: Many possible causes. Some need medical management. Anxiety and sjogrens syndrome are two causes that come to mind. Symptomatic treatment for your com ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Ritota
8 years experience Dentistry
Purchase a...: Saliva substitute from ur drugstore. They r over the counter medications. "biotene" is one brand.
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Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience Dentistry
Be careful: There are dry mouth substitutes onthe market, but don't use any that have any type of sugar product that can cause cavities. Products with xylitol wo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: First of all you need to determine the cause of the dry mouth. There are oral lubricants and medications that can help. A cure is less likely.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: There are too many to list. It would have been better is you listed the meds you are taking and then someone could tell you if one is a possible cause ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
Several medications: Several medications cause dry mouth including anti-depressants, anti-epileptics, muscle relaxants, anti-psychotics and anti-histaminics (benadryl, cla ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Biotene: Most patients who have dry mouth need to drink plenty of water and are at risk for having extensive dental decay. We often prescribe high concentra ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Sugar: Cola syrup is concentrated sugar with some flavorings. What are you using this for in such high amounts that it can effect your mouth? The heavy suga ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Dry mouth: Can be symptom of drugs with anticholinergic actions such as atropine, cogentin, trazodone, atrovent, spirivia, ditropan, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Xerostomia: Dry mouth can be attributed to many different things. It is difficult to diagnose your problem with so little information. Please see your local physi ... Read More

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