A dry mouth is more than just irritating. Without enough saliva, you aren’t washing away food particles and bacteria from your mouth. We’re sharing a fascinating podcast by the Oral Health Foundation that talks about chronic dry mouth and how it impacts your oral health:

Here are a few ways to keep dry mouth at bay:

  • Drink plenty of water. It may sound like an obvious tip, but staying hydrated is important. Sip water throughout your day to ensure your body has plenty of fluids.
  • Chew sugar-free gum. Gum sweetened with Xylitol is great for producing saliva in your mouth. 
  • Cut down on caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco usage. These items lead to an increase in chronic dry mouth. 
  • Use a humidifier. It can increase the moisture in the room and relieve your dry mouth condition.
  • Visit us for a checkup. Your dentists can recommend products to use at home to relieve your dry mouth and protect your oral health.

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