The Fight Against Dry Mouth is in Your Hands
Dry mouth. We have all experienced that sticky feeling at least once before, and it is usually easily remedied with a glass of water. For some, dry mouth is a constant problem. This situation puts your teeth at risk because saliva plays a major role in protecting your teeth from decay. When your mouth doesn’t produce enough saliva, you will see more cavities and decay. There could be many causes for this problem, so we have a few ideas for you to consider below.
Drink Water – When you feel thirsty, what type of beverage do you reach for? Water is the only beverage that will hydrate your mouth without any negative effects. Keep a bottle of water handy at all times and drink plenty of fluid throughout the day!
Sleep With Humidifier – Now that your mouth is taken care of throughout the day, it’s time to think about what you can do while you sleep. A cool mist humidifier can make all the difference by keeping your mouth hydrated while you sleep.
Chew Sugar-Free Gum – For those moments when you feel your mouth getting sticky but have no water at hand, we recommend reaching for sugar-free gum. The gum will boost your saliva production and give your mouth a refreshing taste.
Prescription Medication – A very common cause of dry mouth symptoms is prescription medications. Check your pill bottles to see if dry mouth is a possible side effect. Ask your doctor if a switch in medications is possible.
See Us For an Exam – Dry mouth can be a result of more serious problems. Even if the tips above seem to be working, you should still schedule an appointment to see us. We can make sure that there aren’t any more serious issues happening.
Contact us today to set up an appointment or exam. We would love to see you very soon to help you get the best care possible for your smile.