WHAT IS DRY MOUTH?
Dry mouth is recognized primarily as a decreased flow of saliva. Less saliva can mean less oxygen as well. The combination of less saliva and less oxygen adversely affects the breath and taste.
WHO HAS DRY MOUTH?
Dry mouth can also be related to individuals who suffer from dehydration, radiation therapy of the salivary gland, anxiety, use of drugs, or even a vitamin deficiency.
WHAT CAUSES DRY MOUTH?
The dentist in the video below gives further insight into the causes and solutions for dry mouth.
HOW TO TREAT DRY MOUTH NATURALLY TO PREVENT TOOTH DECAY?
Drink more water during the day and keep water by your bed at night. Chew sugarless gum to promote the flow of saliva. Use a humidifier in your bedroom, especially at night.
Natural remedies can also include the use of coconut oil, cayenne pepper, fennel seeds, and colostrum.
Avoid soda pop, coffee, alcohol, and tobacco as they can be drying and tend to eliminate saliva.
HOW TO TREAT DRY MOUTH MEDICALLY?
- Have your teeth cleaned two or three times a year by a professional hygienist.
- Ask your dentist about using artificial saliva.
- Your dentist may recommend Biotene, a mouthwash used for moisturizing. It can help give oral comfort for dry mouth.
- Be sure to see your dentist regularly or at least once a year.
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