Health Tip: Dealing With Dry Mouth03/05/12
(HealthDay News) -- Dry mouth is more than just uncomfortable. A
lack of saliva to moisten your mouth also can lead to tooth damage,
the American Dental Association warns.
The association offers these suggestions for people with dry
- Chew sugar-free gum.
- Suck on sugar-free hard candies.
- Use an oral rinse.
- Use an artificial saliva solution. Speak with your dentist
- Discuss with your doctor or dentist any medications you are
taking that could be causing dry mouth.
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