Prevalence of subjective feelings of dry mouth in the elderly.

  title={Prevalence of subjective feelings of dry mouth in the elderly.},
  author={Timo O. N{\"a}rhi},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={73 1},
Dry mouth is a common disorder in elderly individuals. It is not, however, necessarily related to decreased salivary flow rate, since subjective feelings of oral dryness have also been found in those with normal flow rates. The aim of this study was to examine in elderly individuals the prevalence of subjective complaints related to dry mouth, and their association with salivary flow rates and the use of systemic medication. In 1990 and 1991, 368 elderly inhabitants of Helsinki, Finland, had… CONTINUE READING

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