Health Tip: Moisten a Dry Mouth10/26/10
(HealthDay News) -- Dry mouth is a common annoyance. But when
it's chronic, it can indicate a serious health problem.
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
suggests how to combat an occasional case of dry mouth:
- Keep water or a sugar-free beverage on hand and drink
- Avoid beverages that include caffeine, which can be
- Boost saliva output with sugar-free gum or hard candy.
- Avoid drinking alcohol or using tobacco.
- If dry mouth appears related to a medication, speak to your
doctor about adjusting the dose or changing to a different
- Run a humidifier at night.
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