If you have not had a chance to read our past blogs on dry mouth, including what it is, the causes and some of the methods to help relieve this issue, be sure to check them out. We wanted to continue our discussion on methods for treating dry mouth. Sometimes it’s not what you can add, but it may be what you should eliminate.
With all the great restaurants around Olney it may be difficult to cut back on some of these foods and drinks, but, in the event that you are experiencing dry mouth, cutting down on some of the following may help relieve the issue.
Some of the things that may trigger your mouth to become dry include:
Citric juices and foods
Another quick tip that may help is to breath through your nose as compared to breathing through your mouth.
Dry mouth may not seem like a serious health issue, but things such as cavities and gum disease can occur if left untreated. Almost 30% of cavities in adults are linked to dry mouth, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. The more time you allow this problem to occur, the more problems have a chance of developing.
Are you suffering from dry mouth?
If you have persistent dry mouth and nothing seems to be working, schedule an appointment with Dr. Levine in Olney, MD to discuss the issue and what the best solution for you would be.