Do you suffer from dry mouth? If so, you are likely looking for a way to eliminate the chewing and swallowing troubles, mouth sores, bad breath, cavities, burning feeling in the mouth, cracked lips, sticky or dry feeling in the mouth and more. Our dentist, Dr. Phillip C Hall, is here to help you! There are many things you can do to relieve the discomfort of dry mouth. Those things are:
-Chew sugar-free gum often
-Limit your caffeine intake
-Don’t use mouthwash that has alcohol
-Don’t smoke or use tobacco products
-Sip on water throughout the day
-Try over-the-counter saliva substitutes
-Breathe through your nose rather than the mouth
It’s very important to take good care of your smile when you have dry mouth, especially because dry mouth increases your chances of having cavities and periodontal disease. So, make sure to brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss once a day and rinse with mouthwash daily. You should also visit your dentist every six months for a routine dental cleaning and checkup.
For more information and details about how to relieve dry mouth in St. George, Utah, please contact Imagine Family Dentistry today. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from and talking with you!