March 4, 2012
Health Tip: Dealing With Dry Mouth
What you can do if you have the condition
(HealthDay News) -- Dry mouth is more than just uncomfortable. A lack of saliva to moisten your mouth also can lead to tooth damage, the American Dental Association warns.
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.