You know how, when the skin on your hands is dry, you can get cuts on them very easily? It's the same with dry mouth, and dry eyes.
I, personally, have experienced dry mouth due to an increase in some medication to prevent migraines. I have to say it was quite unpleasant. It's not a dry sensation which can be eliminated by drinking water. I could actually still feel the dryness of my mouth even WHILE having the water in my mouth. The feeling is like have sores in your mouth (which often do develop from dry mouth); and anything that would touch the inside of my mouth made it hurt.
There's a product line that I started using for myself and Evie called Biotine. It's found in the same area where you would find toothpaste. There's pastes, mouthwashes, and gels to help eliminate the effects of dry mouth. I also have used a product called MI Paste which is for purchase, I believe, only in dental offices.Eventually, I was able to decrease my migraine medication, and Evie was switched off the medication which was causing her dry mouth. It's important to try to eliminate what is causing dry mouth if possible, or to remain vigilant in treating it because when dry mouth is left un-treated there are other conditions which occur like tooth decay. Since the mouth uses saliva to clean itself, a lack of saliva production can lead to a greater amount of decay.
So, while dry mouth isn't the worst condition one can experience, it is uncomfortable, and can lead to further complications. Staying on top of the situation and treating it with over the counter products like the mouth gel that Evie and I used can help relieve the discomfort and prevent the other dental effects which can occur.
Thanks for taking the time today to read more about some of the things that our loved ones with WAGR Syndrome may experience; the good, the bad, and the somewhere in between.