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  Health Tip: Manage Dry Mouth
If unchecked, it can lead to these complications

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Poor saliva production can lead to a dry, sticky sensation that can affect speech, chewing and swallowing.

The Mayo Clinic says potential complications of dry mouth include:

  • Plaque buildup, gum disease and tooth decay.
  • Mouth sores.
  • A yeast infection known as thrush.
  • Cracks and sores forming on the lips and corners of the mouth.

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