Cotton Mouth Kisses: The Dry Mouth Quiz
It can be mild or severe, short-term or long-term -- but it's always uncomfortable, and it can lead to more serious problems. How much do you know about dry mouth?
The medical name for dry mouth is:
- oral dehydratia
True or False: If you think you have dry mouth then you probably do have dry mouth.
What percentage of the population suffers from dry mouth?
- approximately 3 percent
- approximately 10 percent
- approximately 30 percent
Saliva prevents the buildup of what in your mouth?
True or False: Even long periods of dry mouth should not concern you.
What is the most common cause of dry mouth?
- open mouth breathing
Which of the following can lead to dry mouth?
- tobacco use
- all of the above
An example of a temporary cause of dry mouth is:
- high fructose corn syrup
The disease most closely associated with dry mouth is known as:
- Segram's Syndrome
- Showman's Syndrome
- Sjogren's Syndrome
A famous person who revealed she has Sjogren's Syndrome is:
- Monica Lewinsky
- Martina Navratilova
- Venus Williams
This activity can cause dry mouth:
True or False: Your brain and nervous system have nothing to do with dry mouth.
This can harm glands that create saliva:
How many people in the United States suffer from Sjogren's Syndrome?
- Approximately 4,000
- Approximately 400,000
- Approximately 4 million
True or False: Cold medicines, anti-anxiety drugs and high blood pressure medications can cause dry mouth.
These drugs are specifically designed to increase saliva production.
- Ibuprofen and Viagra
- Evoxac and Salogen
- Salivant and Glandestimine
True or False: There are no synthetic substitutes for saliva.
True or False: Coffee, soda and tea can stimulate saliva production.
True or False: Sugar-free candies and ice chips can stimulate saliva production.
True or False: Limiting your salt and alcohol intake can help prevent dry mouth.