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
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