If you’re a victim of dry mouth, then you’re likely looking for ways to relieve it. This dental issue can be quite troublesome and inconvenient, especially because it involves trouble chewing and swallowing, mouth sores, bad breath, cavities, a burning feeling in the mouth, cracked lips, a sticky or dry feeling in the mouth and more. Our dentist, Dr. James Strang, has some good news for you: There are things you can do to relieve your dry mouth! Those things are:
-Breathe through your nose rather than your mouth
-Drink water throughout the day
-Limit your caffeine intake (caffeine can make the mouth drier)
-Chew sugar-free gum regularly
-Avoid using mouthwash that contains alcohol
-Try using over-the-counter saliva substitutes
-Stop all tobacco use
-Add moisture to the air at night by using a humidifier
It’s very important to care for your teeth and gums when you have dry mouth. This is because you don’t have the saliva production you need to frequently wash your smile from bacteria and other harmful substances. So, make sure to brush twice a day, floss once a day, rinse daily and visit our dentist for a checkup every six months.
To learn more about how to relieve dry mouth in Colorado Springs, Colorado, please contact our dental team at James M Strang Junior DDS PLLC. All you need to do is dial 719-325-7661 and we will be more than happy to give you the answers and information you need. We look forward to telling you more!