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Xerostomia (Dry Mouth): Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment


3. Stress and Anxiety

Colgate says that on top of taking medications to manage anxiety, the disorder itself can be a possible trigger for your dry mouth, as feeling anxious can reduce the flow of saliva.

If you have dry mouth and you haven’t started any kind of treatment yet, then anxiety may be the cause of your troubles. However, if the dry mouth symptoms appear after you’ve started taking an anti-anxiety medication, then it’s more likely the treatment than the anxiety itself. However, anxiety is only one possible reason for your dry mouth woes, so keep reading…

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