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How is Dry Mouth caused?

Saliva is needed to wash away food debris in your mouth that results from normal eating habits and to reduce plague by neutralizing the acids that plague produces. It may also be a side effect of some medications. When the amount of saliva produced is insufficient to accomplish these tasks, a condition commonly called dry mouth results.

Dry mouth, known as xerostomia, is very common especially among older adults. Although anyone can be affected by this problem the Oral Cancer Foundation has estimated that 20% of elderly people will suffer from this condition. Dry mouth can also be a cause of gum disease and tooth loss in some adults.



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The beautiful city of Penticton is located within the Southern Interior of British Columbia within the Okanagan Valley. The city of Penticton sits right between scenic lakes, Skaha Lake and Okanagan Lake, making it an ideal location for boating, fishing and water sports. Both lakes have gorgeous beaches and thus the city has become an exciting tourist spot. The population during 2010 was 37,721.

Penticton is home to several recreational opportunities which can be enjoyed year round. For instance, Apex Mountain Resort offers exciting and challenging vertical runs for snow boarders and skiers. There is the Kettle Valley Railway Trail which provides a great opportunity for biking and hiking. The Skaha Bluffs are well-known for rock climbing. All through wintertimes, Penticton Vees, the BCHL hockey team, play...
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