Dry mouth is never a comfortable reality. From the discomfort of that “thirsty” sensation, to bad breath, dry mouth can wreak havoc on your lifestyle. Of should we say …”reek havoc”?

So how does one treat dry mouth? Well there are actually various ways to relieve it, prevent it, and also treat it.

How To Relieve Dry Mouth

  • Chew sugar free gum or suck on a sugar free candy in order to stimulate saliva production
  • Sip on water throughout the day
  • Use a humidifier in your home
  • Brush with fluoride toothpaste

How To Prevent Dry Mouth

  • Limit your caffeine intake, as caffeine can actually cause dehydration
  • Limit or eliminate mouthwashes that are alcohol based
  • Stop smoking
  • Resist the over-use of antihistamines and decongestants as they also dehydrate your system

How To Treat Dry Mouth

  • Ask your dental professional for a recommended, over-the-counter saliva stimulator such as: Mouth Kote, Oasis Moisturizing Mouth Spray, or Biotene Oral Balance.
  • Chew Xylitol, as it is a treated gum that helps actively stimulate saliva
  • Purchase mouthwash intended for dry mouth

In addition, ensure you are maintaining your regular dental visits at least twice yearly. Your dentist may be able to detect additional reasons why you are suffering from dry mouth, and provide a solution.

At DentistsRUs, we provide you with an extensive list of conveniently located dental professionals throughout the Lower Mainland. Call one of our offices below to book a checkup or to ask any questions you might have!

Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC | View

Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC | View

Tri-City Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC | View

Coast Meridian Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC | View

New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster | View

Sedation Dental Group


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