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Dry Mouth Problems

Posted by on Friday, May 22, 2009, 12:05
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A dry mouth feels thick and tacky like you are chewing on cotton. If you have  dry mouth, it is hard to swallow, to talk properly, and specially to plant a big wet one on a waiting cheek :)

And since saliva helps wash away bacteria, a dry mouth sets the stage for dental decay. In some cases dry mouth can be simply the result of aging but  the problem can also result from radiation treatments for head or neck cancer or from jogren’s disease an immune system disorder that damages glands, including those that produce saliva and tears.

There is good substitute for the real thing, but there are some good dry mouth  remedies you can use in case you have dry mouth syndrome.

Get more fluids
Drink more water to keep your mouth moist is the first suggestion when you have dry mouth. This is the best advice fro dry mouth because , mild dehydration is a common cause of dry mouth , even mild dehydration can cut down on saliva production. Having an optimum amount of water in your body gives your salivary glands maximum secretory power.

Rather than counting glasses of water, i recommend you check the color of your urine. It should be clear or very light yellow. If it is dark yellow, you are dehydrated and need to drink more. Once your urine is clear, there is no need for additional water.

Sour candies
Using more sour flavored candies as lemon drops hel keeping your salivary glands active. Stimulating saliva flow is another good way to treat dry mouth, and there is no doubt that lemon is a powerful stimulant. Also is recommended a bit of lemon juice to the water you may sipping or enjoying an herbal tea with lemon.

Pebble
Sucking on a pebble will increase saliva flowis a good dry mouth  remedy. Even if you have chronic disease that is causing this problem, anything that stimulates saliva flow will improve things.

Proper breathing brings relief
There is nothing like a steady breeze to dry your sheets or your tongue. While breathing through your nose actually moisturizes and filters the air that enters your lungs, breathing through your mouth is terribly drying, not just on your mouth but on your throat and lungs as well. Several people say they take antihistamines or decongestants to keep their noses open so they can breath.

Artifical saliva
Xero Lube and similar natural products are artificial salivas preparations designed to mimic natural saliva, both chemically and physically. They contain minerals such as calcium and phosphate ions. Some also contain fluoride.

Humidifier
A non humidified home in Toronto wintertime can be as dry as Sahara Desert, and that dry air just sucks the moisture out of you. Keeping a humidifier in your home, particularly in your bedroom at night, and setting it at 35 to 40 percent humidity.

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1 Response to “Dry Mouth Problems”

  1. water
    19 October, 2009, 6:13

    I found your site on google, great site, keep it up. Will return in the future. Submitted this post to Google News Reader….

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