What is Dry Mouth? It is not just two small words….
What is Dry Mouth?
Dry mouth means you don’t have enough saliva, or spit, to keep your mouth moist. Everyone has a dry mouth occasionally, but after Head & Neck Cancer Treatment you may incur Dry Mouth, especially if you have had Radiotherapy. But if you have a dry mouth all or most of the time, it can be uncomfortable and can lead to more serious health problems or indicate that a more serious medical condition may exist. That’s because saliva does more than just keep the mouth wet —it helps digest food, protects teeth from decay, prevents infection by controlling bacteria in the mouth, and makes it possible for you to chew and swallow.