How to prevent dry mouth?

How to prevent dry mouth?

 

Sip water or sugarless drinks often

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Avoid drinks with caffeine, such as coffee, tea, and some sodas. Caffeine can dry out the mouth.

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Breathe through the nose, not mouth.

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Tobacco and alcohol are to be avoided. They dry out the mouth.

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Avoid spicy and salty foods and foods high in sugar.

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Use a humidifier at night.

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Brush your teeth thrice a day. A healthy tooth and gum line will promote proper salivation, which helps keeping your mouth moist and fresh.

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Visit the dentist for a check-up at least twice a year. The dentist might give a special fluoride solution that you can rinse with to help keep the teeth healthy.

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Chew sugarless gum or suck on sugarless hard candy to stimulate saliva flow.

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Consult a physician if no other options seem to take care of your dry mouth problem. There are various medications that can be prescribed.

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One thought on “How to prevent dry mouth?

  1. March 28, 2011 at 2:15 pm

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