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Health Tip: Moistening a Dry Mouth

👤by Diana Kohnle 0 comments 🕔Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

(HealthDay News) -- Dry mouth is a common complaint among seniors, and lack of saliva can increase the risk of cavities and other dental problems.

The American Dental Association advises:

Use a mouthwash, spray or over-the-counter oral moisturizer. Suck on a sugar-free lozenge or chew sugar-free gum. Talk to your doctor about adjusting your medication if that's what's causing dry mouth. Drink water frequently throughout the day. Run a humidifier at home. Restrict foods and beverages that can irritate a dry mouth, such as fruit juices high in acid, coffee, alcohol and carbonated drinks.

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