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Dry Mouth

Illustration of lips surrounding the words: The technical term for dry mouth is xerostomia (ZEER-oh-STOH-mee-ah)

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Dry Mouth

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The technical term for dry mouth is xerostomia. People get dry mouth when the glands in the mouth that make saliva are not working properly. Because of this, there might not be enough saliva to keep your mouth wet.

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NIDCR publication: Dry Mouth

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This page last updated: February 26, 2014