- December 13, 2014
We all have moments where we notice our mouth is getting sticky and we need a drink of water, but some people have to live with that feeling all of the time! In fact, dry mouth is a symptom of dehydration, and most Americans are walking around partially dehydrated most of the time! Below are some tips to help you get a better idea of how to take care of dry mouth symptoms because it they continue, you could be at a higher risk for decay.
Keep Water at Hand – Always keep a glass of water next to you to constantly replenish your fluids. This produces more saliva in your mouth.
Sleep With a Humidifier – Another way to get more moisture in your body is to sleep with a misting humidifier nearby.
Chew Sugar-Free Gum – Chewing produces saliva, but we can’t snack all day. Sugar-free gum makes it easy to keep producing saliva while watching your waistline.
Check Your Prescriptions – Often the culprit of dry mouth is a prescription medication. Talk with your doctor about changing prescriptions or alternatives for fighting dry mouth.
Set Up an Appointment – If these tips don’t take care of the problem, something more serious might be going on. We’ll need to see you to discover the problem and get you back on your way.
Don’t let dry mouth ruin your smile! Contact us today to set up an appointment, and let us help you find the solutions you need to defeat your dry mouth symptoms. We would love to see you soon!