Dry mouth can be improved or made worse with some habits or products

Try: #minimize dry mouth by sipping from water bottles keep several bottles filled and chilled and always have one in easy reach #keep a supply of sugar-free gum and sugar-free hard candy available to stimulate production of saliva #use saliva substitutes and dry-mouth products many are available over-the-counter in pharmacies #brush and floss teeth twice daily and use a non-alcohol mouth rinse made for people with dry mouth #use a vaporizer or humidifier in the home #use a chapstick or lip balm #don’t use products that dry the mouth including alcohol cigarettes and caffeinated beverages #avoid things that dry the mouth – especially alcohol smoking and caffeinated beverages #don’t wear dentures at night #schedule regular dental checkups dry mouth poses a particular risk for cavities and thrush yeast infections

Materials: Water bottles sugar free gum and sugar free candies salvia substitutes fluoride toothpaste alcohol free mouth rinse lip lubricant anti-chap products vaporizer or humidifier regular dental checkups

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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