Health Tip: Dealing With Dry Mouth
(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 mouth:
Chew sugar-free gum.
Suck on sugar-free hard candies.
Use an oral rinse.
Use an artificial saliva solution. Speak with your dentist first.
Discuss with your doctor or dentist any medications you are taking that could be causing dry mouth.
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