If you suffer from dry mouth, you’re likely looking for ways to treat it. You’re not alone. Many people despise dry mouth because of the discomfort, bad breath, and other inconvenient symptoms associated with it. Unfortunately, dry mouth can also cause dental problems, like cavities. This is why your dentist, Dr. Jacqueline S. Reid, recommends treating your try mouth as soon as possible. You can do so by doing the following things:
-Sip on water throughout the day (This can help you stay hydrated and keep your mouth moist.)
-Suck on sugar-free candy or chew sugar-free gum regularly (Sucking and chewing can increase your saliva production.)
-Avoid drinking beverages that have caffeine (Caffeine tends to dry out the mouth.)
-Breathe through your nose more often than your mouth (Doing so can reduce the number of times your mouth is dry.)
-Stop smoking (Smoking is a major cause of dry mouth.)
-Rinse your mouth regularly with mouthwash (It’s best if the mouthwash does not contain alcohol.)
Would you like to know more about how to treat dry mouth in Chatham, New Jersey? Or would you like to schedule an appointment with our dentist for extra help? If so, contact our dental team at Jacqueline S. Reid DDS today. All you need to do is dial 973.635.9456 and we will be more than happy to help you!