If you find yourself waking up with a mouth that feels like sand paper, you’re not alone. In fact, millions of people across the globe deal with dry mouth while sleeping, and there are a number of causes.
So, what can you do to combat this uncomfortable issue? Let’s dive into the causes first.
Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, results from a lack of saliva. When your mouth doesn’t produce enough saliva, bacteria can run rampant in your mouth. This may lead to tooth decay, infections or even tooth loss.
But here’s the good news—dry mouth itself isn’t a disease but rather a symptom of another condition. Common causes of dry mouth include:
Sick of dealing with dry mouth when you wake in the morning? We don’t blame you. Here are a few easy solutions to try.
If you’re dealing with persistent dry mouth and can’t seem to get it under control, contact our practice to make an appointment. We’ll do our best to get to the root cause of the issue for you.