Dry Mouth 101


Dry Mouth is a common condition that causes your mouth to feel uncomfortably dry.
It can occur when your body doesn’t produce enough saliva to keep your mouth moist.

Dry Mouth can be a side effect of many medications, including over-the-counter and commonly prescribed
medications. It can also be caused by an underlying medical condition.

Dry Mouth symptoms can vary from person to person

Common symptoms may include dryness in the mouth, bad
breath, chapped lips, or waking up at night feeling thirsty. A dry mouth can also make eating difficult because saliva helps you taste, chew, and digest food. Without enough saliva, simply eating a meal can become a challenge.

Why is saliva important?

Saliva does more than just keep your mouth moist. It plays an
important role in your overall oral health because it:

  • Moisturizes and lubricates the mouth
    and prevents dehydration
  • Aids digestion and taste
  • Assists in speaking and swallowing
  • Maintains oral pH balance and
    tooth integrity
  • Has antimicrobial properties
  • Helps protect the mouth’s soft tissue

Dry Mouth is a health concern

Dry Mouth can be uncomfortable and bothersome, but more
importantly, it can impact your oral health. If left untreated,
Dry Mouth may result in a greater risk of oral problems such
as cavities and mouth infections.*

*Biotène® not indicated for these conditions


It’s easy to get soothing relief from Dry Mouth symptoms with Biotène® Oral Rinse,
 Oralbalance Gel, and Moisturizing Spray. Check out the entire Biotène® line of products.