Nobody likes a dry mouth. It is an uncomfortable and sometimes oddly explainable sensation. It is not a condition that automatically sends you into a panic about your health, however, a dry mouth can be a bother and something you certainly want to change if possible. So, if you find yourself in the unpleasant position of having a dry mouth, here is what you can do.
Chew Sugar-free Gum: Chewing sugar-free gum will stimulate saliva in your mouth. The chewing motion of your jaw and teeth should take care of at least some of your dry mouth problem.
Suck on Sugar-free Candy: Similarly, to chewing sugar free gum, if you suck on sugar free candy it should create more saliva in your mouth and moisturize it in the process. You can also try a sugar free cough drop.
Cut out the Caffeine: Caffeine can contribute to a dry mouth so by limiting, or eliminating your intake all together, you may find that your dry mouth is no more.
Stop Using Tobacco Products: Tobacco is another cause of dry mouth. Whether it is smokeless tobacco products or cigarettes, if you stop using them your dry mouth will likely improve. And not to forget, these products are exceedingly bad for your oral health to begin with, so you will be doing your mouth a favor even more so.
Drink Lots of Water: It may seem obvious, but drinking lots of water will likely improve your dry mouth. This is because dry mouth is usually a sign of dehydration, so plenty of fluids will help.
Use a Dry Mouth Rinse or toothpaste: You can ask your pharmacist to show you a dry mouth reducing rinse or toothpaste.
Dry mouth can be unpleasant, but it is often easily solved by either drinking more water, or trying one of the previously mentioned techniques. If the problem persists you can always visit our Cedarhurst, NY office to see Dr. Alina Bergan. Doing one of the above will leave your mouth more moisturized than it was previously, and hopefully it will be long-lasting as well.
Call us today at 800-223-0801 to schedule an appointment in our Cedarhurst office. You can also schedule online at http://www.alinabergandds.com/appointments/