There is no cure for dry mouth, or xerostomia. This common problem happens when you don't have enough saliva in the mouth. Saliva, a lubricant, is filled with chemicals that bathe the teeth, protecting them from acid-producing bacteria that can cause cavities.
Dry mouth makes it difficult to speak, chew food, and even swallow. While no cure exists, these daily treatments can help you live with dry mouth:
- Rinsing the mouth frequently with water
- Using special oral rinses and toothpastes for dry mouth
- Chewing sugar-free gum or candy
See a doctor for help in treating the underlying condition causing dry mouth.
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