Why is my mouth always feeling dry?

If you have experienced dryness or cracking around your mouth, lips or tongue, rest assured you are not alone. Up to one in four Australians suffer from a dry mouth – but relatively few of us take the simple steps that can relieve it.

While it’s very common among older Australians, few realise that a dry mouth is a side effect of everyday medication use. More than 500 common medications can prevent the salivary glands from creating saliva. In many cases it won’t be an individual medication, but a specific combination – a risk that increases as we get older, and medication becomes commonplace.

If you’re experiencing a dry mouth, don’t hesitate to speak to your doctor or pharmacist about what might be causing it.

In the short term, however, living day-to-day with a dry mouth does not need to be tolerated.

Biotene is a range of oral care products specially formulated for those with a dry mouth, relieving day-to-day discomfort.

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Available in supermarkets and pharmacies, it can help moisturise your dry mouth – and offer immediate relief whenever you need it throughout the day.

Biotene can become part of the daily routine with next to no fuss. By using the Biotene range – mouthwash, toothpaste, mouth spray and moisturising gel – you’ll be able to enjoy the things that a dry mouth once made difficult.

Click here to learn more about the easy, practical ways you can relieve a dry mouth from day to day.

 This post is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. For more information, please visit the Biotene website.

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