Dry mouth is more than just uncomfortable. The American Dental Association warns that a lack of saliva to moisten your mouth also can lead to tooth damage.
The association offers these suggestions for people with dry mouth:
• Chew sugar-free gum.
• Suck on sugar-free hard candies.
• Use an oral rinse.
• Use an artificial saliva solution. Speak with your dentist first.
• Discuss with your doctor or dentist any medications you are taking that could be causing dry mouth.