"You know when your mouth a-gettin' dry, you're plenty high"
-- George Thorogood; One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
Ok, this isn't a post about drinking one bourbon, one scotch and one beer (a great old blues song, by the way ... I credit Thorogood with that line above, because that's the version most people have heard, but it was also performed by Amos Milburn and John Lee Hooker).
We will mention alcohol a bit later in this post, but as you likely already guessed, yes, this is a post about Dry Mouth, an affliction which affects millions of people.
To begin, the medical term for dry mouth is Xerostomia, although most of us would simply like to refer to it as Dry Mouth. The symptoms for dry mouth are, well, a dry mouth. There's really nothing tricky about it -- your mouth becomes devoid of the usual amount of saliva and gets dry.
The Negative Effects of Dry Mouth
Dry mouth would seem like more of a nuisance-type condition than anything else. And for many people, it is nothing more than that, but chronic dry mouth can be a problem, as it can affect your teeth and gums, which, if you've read my blog before, can have a drastic impact on your overall health.