Have you ever felt like your mouth was sticky? Maybe after a long walk or when you’ve been talking out loud for a while. What you are experiencing is dry mouth. You probably drink a few sips of water, and everything is good again. So what happens for a person who suffers that feeling all the time? What happens when a few sips of water isn’t enough? Let’s take a look at a few other options for improving dry mouth symptoms.
Drink Plenty of Water – When we say drink plenty of water, we mean hydrate constantly. Drink your 8 glasses of water each day, because that is the best way to boost saliva production, which will protect your teeth from decay.
Sleep With a Humidifier – Your body gets dehydrated while you sleep because you aren’t able to drink water. If you are suffering from dry mouth, consider sleeping with a humidifier in the room to hydrate your mouth even while you sleep!
Chew Sugar-Free Gum – Give your mouth a boost of saliva production by chewing sugar-free gum. The chewing movement and taste of gum will cause you to salivate, which will protect your teeth.
Check Your Prescription Bottles – Dry mouth is often a side-effect of prescription medications. Check your prescription bottles to see if you can find the culprit. Talk with your doctor to see if you might be able to switch that prescription to something that is safer for your teeth.
Schedule an Appointment – Dry mouth can be a symptom of oral health problems. Be sure to schedule an appointment with us where we can check your mouth for any serious issues.
Living with dry mouth is not an option. You need saliva to rinse your mouth of harmful bacteria and debris. Find what works for your mouth, and be sure to come see us. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We would love to help you find the solution for your smile today.