dry mouth

Treating dry mouth

Saliva protects against tooth decay, aids in chewing and swallowing food, increases our sense of taste, and prevents infections from making their home in our mouths and throats. Dry mouth due to a lack of saliva may be caused by disease, by certain medications, by medical treatments like radiation, or …

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What can I do about a dry mouth?

Begin with a visit to your dentist to determine the cause of your dry mouth. Depending on the diagnosis, your dentist may tell you to Stop smoking Drink more water each day Breathe through your nose instead of your mouth Avoid oral rinses and mouthwashes that contain alcohol Consume less …

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