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Top Home Remedies for Dry Mouth in Vacaville

Top Home Remedies for Dry Mouth in Vacaville

If your salivary glands don't produce enough saliva, it could result into an uncomfortable dry mouth. Not only does this make you uncomfortable but it could also pave way to other dental conditions such as gum disease and tooth decay.

There are several reasons why you're experiencing dry mouth which includes medications, stress, cancer treatment, nutritional deficiencies, and some systemic diseases. By going to the dentist, the cause of your dry mouth can be pinpointed but even so, there are some home remedies that you can do to ease the symptoms. If you are eager to try that, then these are the safe dry mouth remedies that you can do at home.

1. Water - Dehydration can cause dry mouth which means that your habit of not drinking enough water isn't doing you any favor. Even if you're not physically active, this doesn't mean that your body doesn't require constant hydration. For men, it is recommended that they drink 3 liters of water per day and women should aim for 2.2 liters. Even though that dehydration isn't always the reason for dry mouth, drinking water can still help get rid of the harmful bacteria from your teeth and tongue thus making the flow of your saliva go back to being normal.

2. Sugar-free gum - Chewing sugar-free gum is a great way of rehydrating your mouth. The act of chewing can help promote the proper flow of saliva in your mouth. If you are suffering from dry mouth, this can temporarily ease the symptoms. Just make sure that the sugar-free gum you purchase has an ADA Seal of Acceptance which ensures that the claims of the gum is actually true.

3. Breath through your nose - If you breath through your mouth, this can dry out your mouth as well. To avoid your oral condition from worsening, make sure to breathe through your nose even when you're in a resting state. If you're having a hard time doing this due to allergies or congestion, it's probably best to go see a doctor to have these issues resolved and alleviate your dry mouth in the process.

4. Quit smoking - Smoking can cause your mouth to become dry. Cigarettes have a negative effect on your mouth in which it can slow down the production of saliva. If ever you're having a hard time quitting, you can consult with a professional so that you can have an idea on how to start.

5. Decaffeinated beverages - If you like drinking caffeinated beverages, then it can be the reason why you're experiencing dry mouth. Even if that's the case, you don't necessarily have to quit drinking beverages such as coffee, tea, or soda. The other alternative is for you to switch to drinking decaffeinated version of these beverages since caffeine is the culprit here. Instead of relying on caffeine to help keep you awake, you should instead consider eating a full breakfast that mainly consists of almonds, blueberries, and oats since they all can help fight off fatigue.

6. Use a humidifier - Dry air is another cause for dry mouth which is why you need something like a humidifier to add moisture to the room. This treated air will reduce your symptoms especially when you're sleeping. If there's not enough moisture in the room you're in especially when it's equipped with an aircon, make sure to add humidifiers to bring back the moisture and reduce your dry mouth symptoms.

7. Fluoride toothpaste - Since dry mouth can put you at risk for tooth decay, it's important that you brush your teeth regularly with a toothpaste. The fluoride in toothpaste can fight off cavities and strengthen your enamel. It will also give the bacteria inside your mouth a hard time producing acids that are harmful to your enamel.

8. Alcohol-free mouthwash - Mouthwashes normally has alcohol in them which gives off a slightly abrasive sensation in your mouth when using them. This sensation can also affect the moisture levels of your mouth. You can avoid dry mouth from taking place by using alcohol-free mouthwashes so that you can still fight off germs while also destroying the environment they thrive in.

9. Floss daily - If you floss daily, then it can be beneficial for you especially if you're suffering from dry mouth. Lack of flossing can put you at risk of periodontal disease in which it is caused by some residue stuck between your teeth and around your gumline. Your saliva usually assists in cleaning those areas so you can make up for that by flossing daily and prevent dry mouth from happening as well.

10. Sugar-free candies - Saliva flow can be stimulated by sucking on sugar-free candies. This can also temporarily relieve the symptoms which be helpful if you're feeling some discomfort. The sugar-free variation of these candies is the recommended choice since sugar can cause the development of tooth decay.

Dry mouth can easily arise from minor or major causes but can be easily managed using proper methods and with the help of a professional. So take these tips into account and you can relieve yourself from dry mouth in no time.

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Vacaville, CA 95687
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