How to Eliminate a Dry Mouth

How to Eliminate a Dry Mouth

If you’re someone who deals with a dry mouth, you may also notice how it can become worsened with the warmer summer weather. A dry mouth can lead to more than just an uncomfortable feeling. It can increase the chances of gum disease, tooth decay, and mouth infections. By following some simple tips from Signal Hill Dental Centre, a dry mouth is something that can be easily treated.

1. Sugar-free Mints or Chewing Gum

On top of giving you a minty-fresh taste and smell, mints and chewing-gum help promote the production of saliva. Try strong and preferably natural flavors such as spearmint.

2.  Water filled Fruits and Veggies

Try increasing your amount of fruits and veggies that have high water contents. For example cucumbers, watermelon, and celery are all excellent choices. On top of helping you with your dry mouth, these food choices are also refreshing during the hot summer days.

3. H2O

The benefits and importance of water can never be overemphasized. Water is a key factor in the promotion of saliva production and with enough water in a day, should typically help solve your problem within 24 hours. It is recommended to drink at least eight cups of 8 ounce glasses per day. Try to stick to water and avoid other drinks like coffee, sugary sodas, and alcohol which can exacerbate dry mouths.

Should your problem persist, contact your doctor at Signal Hill Dental Centre. There are medical conditions of this issue, however any of the above tips should assist in the elimination of a dry mouth.