Complications: Dry mouth (xerostomia)

If you don’t have enough saliva and develop dry mouth, this can lead to:

  • Increased plaque, tooth decay and gum disease

  • Mouth sores

  • Yeast infection in your mouth (thrush)

  • Sores or split skin at the corners of your mouth, or cracked lips

  • Poor nutrition from having problems with chewing and swallowing