The occurrence of xerostomia and salivary gland hypofunction in a population-based sample of older South Australians.

This paper examines the prevalence of and concurrence between the symptoms of dry mouth (xerostomia) and reduced salivary flow (SGH) among a population-based sample of older South Australians. Participants in a longitudinal dental study of older people were asked a global question about their experience of dry mouth ("How often does your mouth feel dry… (More)