Dry mouth is more common in women than in men. At age 80, “often mouth dryness at night” was reported by 24% and 16% of women and men, respectively.

With increase in age, more people complain of dry mouth, especially at night-time. Conditions that are most commonly associated with dry mouth are burning mouth, not feeling healthy and medicine usage.

Conclusion: Dry mouth is common in older age, its persistence with age is high and its worsening with age progression is common

Read the full text article: 2019 Self-reported dry mouth in 50-80-year-old Swedes Johansson et al. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation