Dry Mouth: The Tricks to Finally Wetting Your Whistle

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If you’re tired of having a dry and cottony mouth, then our Corey I. Johnson D.D.S., P.C. team is happy to help you! There are many causes of dry mouth in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and those causes are:

-Dehydration: Not drinking enough water can dry out your mouth.

-Being active: Because athletes inhale mostly through the mouth, intensive exercise can cause dry mouth.

-Tobacco products: Smoking and chewing tobacco are notorious for causing dry mouth. This is the case because they cut down your saliva flow and destroy cavity-fighting antibodies.

-Alcohol: If you drink alcohol or even use an alcohol-based mouthwash, your mouth could be left dry and irritated.

-Illegal drugs: Illegal drugs, like heroin, cocaine, and amphetamines can leave the mouth dry and vulnerable to tooth decay.

Now that you know the causes of dry mouth, it’s time to find out which cause is causing your dry mouth. Once you identify the cause, it’s best to try and fix it. You can fix it by doing the following things:

-Drink more water

-Keep up on oral hygiene by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing daily

-Eat regular meals and keep a balanced diet

-Avoid drinking alcohol, caffeine, and carbonated beverages

-Avoid smoking

-Avoid eating overly salty foods

-Avoid using illegal drugs

-If necessary, use artificial saliva. It can be found at your local pharmacy

-Visit your dentist, Dr. Corey Johnson, regularly and ask him for advice

For more details, tips, and information about eliminating your dry mouth and wetting your whistle, please feel free to call our office today at 970-945-9119 and talk to your dentist, Dr. Corey Johnson, or a member of our dental team. We are happy to help you!