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July 23, 2019

How to Manage Dry Mouth: Simple Solutions You Can Try at Home

Occasional dry mouth (xerostomia) is annoying, but chronic dry mouth can be downright painful. 

Thankfully, some steps will give you some relief. Today, we’ll show you how to manage dry mouth so you can stay comfortable and keep your teeth and gums healthy.  

How to Manage Dry Mouth at Home

Dry mouth can have an adverse impact on the health of your mouth. If not addressed, dry mouth can lead to dental decay, difficulty eating/swallowing, mouth sores, and oral yeast infections. 

Steps You Can Take to Reduce Xerostomia Symptoms  

  • Drink at least eight cups of water a day
  • Chew on sugar-free gum (if you don’t have TMJ disorder)
  • Suck on sugar-free mints/candies/lozenges
  • Use Biotene dry mouth products
  • Quit smoking
  • Reduce salt intake
  • Eat fewer spicy foods
  • Avoid caffeinated beverages (they dehydrate the body)
  • Buy a humidifier for your home 
  • Talk to your doctor about treating allergy symptoms or seeing an allergy specialist
  • Talk to your doctor about the possibility of changing any medications that lead to dry mouth
  • Discuss possible underlying causes of dry mouth with your doctor and dentist in Calgary SE.

Why You Should See an Auburn Bay Dentist If You Have Dry Mouth

Dental home care is critical when you have dry mouth, but it’s not the only step you should take. It’s also important to see your dentist in Calgary SE

Our Auburn Bay dentist office is well-equipped with the latest tools and technology. Our dental team will use these to keep your teeth free from decay-causing plaque and tartar and can catch decay early so you can avoid more serious dental issues.

Additionally, we can recommend products and appliances that can reduce the discomfort of dry mouth. 

Is your dry mouth driving you crazy? When at-home treatments aren’t enough, we can help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and exam. 

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