Managing Dry Mouth

Dry mouth can occur along with certain medical conditions. For example, it is a key indication of Sjogren syndrome, a disorder in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks its own moisture-producing glands, including the salivary glands. This impairment results in dry mouth due to a lack of saliva. Certain emotional states, such as depression or anxiety, also can leave you feeling like your mouth is dry.