Dry mouth, which is also called xerostomia, is an oral health problem that often involves a dry, cottony, and uncomfortable feeling in the mouth. It is often caused by certain medications, not consuming enough liquids, certain foods, and more. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your dry mouth, and our dentist, Dr. Jorge Bastidas, is happy to tell you all about them. Those things are:
-Frequently sip on water or sugar-free liquids: Sipping on water and other sugar-free liquids can moisten the mouth and keep you hydrated. It can also help wash away bacteria and acid in the mouth that cause dental problems. So, make sure to sip on liquids throughout the day.
-Chew sugar-free gum: Chewing sugar-free gum can help improve your saliva flow. This is because the natural response to chewing is saliva production. So, try to chew sugar-free gum after each meal. It’s best if it’s sugar free so it doesn’t cause dental issues as you chew.
-Use over-the-counter, artificial saliva: Artificial saliva is a liquid or aerosol product that is sprayed into the mouth. With frequent use, it can moisten the mouth and relieve discomfort.
Call Comfort Dental Care today at 973-742-2610 if you have any questions or if you are interested in knowing more. Our dental team will be more than happy to tell you all about dry mouth in Paterson, New Jersey!