For Dry Mouth

Saliva helps with chewing, swallowing and digesting. Dry mouth can be caused by: medications, radiation therapy, vitamin deficiencies, stress, mouth breathing and ageing. With dry mouth the risk of tooth decay and gum disease increases. You can increase saliva flow by:
– Sipping cold water and beverages low in sugar.
– Sucking ice cubes and sugarless candies.
– Eating solid foods. Chewing increases saliva flow.
– Chewing sugarless gum.
– Carrying fluids with you when you leave home.
– Using a saliva substitute available at drug stores.