Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Suffer From Dry Mouth?

We all need saliva to moisten and cleanse our mouths and digest food. Saliva also prevents infections by controlling bacteria and fungi in the mouth.

Many people suffer from dry mouth which can be caused by multiple things such as:\
  • Certain medications
  • Infections such as AIDS/HIV
  • Dehydration
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol use
  • Eating sugary snacks and drinks
The best way to cure dry mouth is to do something right away when your discover the problem.

Below are some tips on how to manage dry mouth:
  • Drink extra amount of water
  • Chew sugarless gum or suck on sugarless hard candies to help production of saliva.
  • Use a humidifier at night
  • Use oral moisturizers - can be found at your local pharmacy
If you have tried the following above and haven't noticed any improvements, alert your doctor and dentist right away!

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