Saliva Helps Keep Your Mouth Healthy
Our salivary glands are extremely important because they produce saliva. Saliva keeps our mouths moist and breaks down the foods we eat. It also helps keep the bacteria in our mouths under control.
Dry mouth may result in:
- A higher risk of gum disease
- An increase in cavities
- Discomfort and difficulty eating, swallowing and talking
7 Simple Solutions To Help Fight Dry Mouth
- Drink more water! Sip on it throughout the day.
- Chewing sugar-free gum helps keep your mouth moist and salivary glands active. Just make sure the gum is sugarless.
- Try eating frozen fruits. Frozen fruits may be soothing and satisfying to your dry and uncomfortable mouth.
- Consider limiting your caffeine and alcoholic intake. It’s easier for your body to become dehydrated when consuming alcohol or caffeine.
- Possibly use a humidifier while sleeping. This can help keep your skin and mouth hydrated.
- Keep up with your daily oral care habits. Brushing and flossing help save your teeth from decay and other damaging problems caused by dry mouth.
- Keep your regularly scheduled appointments. We’ll help you prevent serious problems that can result from dry mouth.