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Fixes for Dry Mouth

By pamelali, in News, on October 17, 2010 | Comments (0)

Ottawa ON – Ottawa dentist, Dr. Pamela Li often sees patients with Dry Mouth Syndrome, a condition caused by decreased or absent saliva. Without the moisture of saliva, a patient could experience an increase in cavities and gum infection. The bacteria, sugars and acids that are always present in the mouth are usually washed away from teeth, root surfaces, and gums by saliva.

Dry mouth can be caused by medications for allergies, depression, high blood pressure, or insomnia – as well as a host of other conditions. “If you’re taking prescription medicine, it’s doubtful that you can stop it. However, you must be extra careful about preventive dental care,” says Dr. Li, an Ottawa  dental implants provider.
Below are some hints for treating dry mouth as recommended by Ottawa cosmetic dentistry provider Dr. Li:

  • Drink cool water during the day or let ice chips melt in mouth (but don’t chew the ice!).
  • Drink milk, which has moisturizing properties.
  • Restrict caffeine intake – caffeine in a major cause of dry mouth. Drink caffeine-free tea, coffee and sodas.
  • Use a cool air humidifier in the bedroom.
  • Avoid alcohol and alcohol-containing mouthwashes. Alcohol has a drying effect and can also irritate the mouth’s tissues.
  • Use sugar-free candy, gum and beverages, Look for products that contain Xylitol. Chewing gum will stimulate saliva flow.
  • See your dentist frequently. Dry mouth can cause oral yeast infections and cavities.
  • Practice excellent oral hygiene.
  • Biotene products are gentle and specially formulated for dry mouth syndrome. They are available in toothpaste, mouthwash and gum.
  • There are non-prescription products designed to moisturize your mouth or stimulate saliva flow. Look for them in your drug store.

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