Dry mouth, or xerostomia (Zeer-o-STOE-me-uh), is a condition in which the salivary glands in your mouth do not make enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. We all need saliva to moisten
When there’s a little amount of saliva in your mouth, you tend to be thirsty since your throat is becoming dry. Saliva plays an important role in your mouth. It helps you taste foods and beverages as well as digesting them. Not enough saliva would lead to dry skin. The skin around your mouth and lips get dry including your tongue. Because of this, you might have some difficulties in swallowing or speaking.