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Dry Mouth as a Side Effect

“My stimulant gives me an extremely dry mouth, and I’ve had a lot of cavities in the years I’ve been taking it. Could these conditions be connected?”

A chronically dry mouth does increase the risk of dental problems, but dry mouth is a very unusual side effect of stimulant medications. If you’re convinced that they’re connected, ask your doctor about trying a different medication.

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