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How to prevent dry mouth?

  • Sip water or sugarless drinks often
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    Sip water or sugarless drinks often

  • Avoid drinks with caffeine, such as coffee, tea, and some sodas. Caffeine can dry out the mouth.
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    Avoid drinks with caffeine, such as coffee, tea, and some sodas. Caffeine can dry out the mouth.

  • Breathe through the nose, not mouth.
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    Breathe through the nose, not mouth.

  • Tobacco and alcohol are to be avoided. They dry out the mouth.
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    Tobacco and alcohol are to be avoided. They dry out the mouth.

  • Avoid spicy and salty foods and foods high in sugar.
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    Avoid spicy and salty foods and foods high in sugar.

  • Use a humidifier at night.
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    Use a humidifier at night.

  • Brush your teeth thrice a day. A healthy tooth and gum line will promote proper salivation, which helps keeping your mouth moist and fresh.
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    Brush your teeth thrice a day. A healthy tooth and gum line will promote proper salivation, which helps keeping your mouth moist and fresh.

  • Visit the dentist for a check-up at least twice a year. The dentist might give a special fluoride solution that you can rinse with to help keep the teeth healthy.
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    Visit the dentist for a check-up at least twice a year. The dentist might give a special fluoride solution that you can rinse with to help keep the teeth healthy.

  • Chew sugarless gum or suck on sugarless hard candy to stimulate saliva flow.
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    Chew sugarless gum or suck on sugarless hard candy to stimulate saliva flow.

  • Consult a physician if no other options seem to take care of your dry mouth problem. There are various medications that can be prescribed.
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    Consult a physician if no other options seem to take care of your dry mouth problem. There are various medications that can be prescribed.

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