The health of your mouth is based largely on your ability to control the bacteria in your mouth. Luckily, you body has a safe net for bacteria control: saliva. Saliva washes over your teeth throughout the day to remove food particles and bacteria that might be lurking around. If your mouth does not produce enough saliva, you are much more likely to develop tooth decay and infection. That’s why we put together a list of five things you can start doing today to help keep your mouth moist so that you can avoid dry mouth symptoms!
1) Chew sugar-free gum
Keep a pack in your bag or car and pop a piece or two throughout the day. The chewing motion and the bite of the spices in the gum will bring saliva into your mouth.
2) Drink plenty of water
The only way your body can produce enough saliva is if it has hydration enough! Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated!
3) Sleep with a humidifier
If dry mouth is a problem for you, you might try a cool mist humidifier in your bedroom while you sleep. The humidifier will moisten the air, which in turn hydrates your nose and mouth!
4) Check your bottles
Prescription medications are some of the largest contributors to dry mouth in the USA. Check your prescription bottles for dry mouth in the side effects section. If you’re suffering from dry mouth due to a prescription, ask your doctor if you can switch!
5) Schedule an Appointment
Keep your mouth clean and healthy by scheduling an appointment with us. Bring your questions about dry mouth!
Dry mouth can make or break your smile. It’s important that you avoid it or defeat it before it causes serious damage to your oral health. Contact us today to set up an appointment. We’d love to discuss your options with you so that you get the solutions you need for a healthier smile!