How to Help Dry Mouth

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Do you suffer from dry mouth? If so, you likely feel a dry, cottony feeling in your mouth on a constant basis. This can be quite inconvenient and troublesome, especially when you feel like you just can’t quite quench your thirst. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your dry mouth. Our dentist, Dr. Joshua Burton is happy to tell you all about them. Those things are:

-Frequently sip on water or sugar-free liquids: Sipping on liquids throughout the day can keep your mouth moist and can also keep you hydrated. This can help you eliminate the dry, uncomfortable feeling in your mouth. It can also wash away oral bacteria that cause cavities and other dental problems.

-Chew sugar-free gum: Chewing sugar-free gum can help you produce more saliva, which can make your mouth more moist. It’s important that the gum is sugar free so it doesn’t encourage the growth of cavities. Try to chew gum after each meal.

-Use over-the-counter, artificial saliva: Artificial saliva is a liquid or aerosol product that is sprayed into the mouth. With frequent use, it can moisten the mouth and relieve discomfort.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about dry mouth in Marietta, Georgia, please reach out to Burton Dental Care at 770-973-4034 when you get the chance. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us!