Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Dealing with Dry Mouth

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.
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