Should I be concerned if I have dry mouth?
The role of saliva is to help bathe teeth in a neutral pH. It moistens the mouth and aids in swallowing. Dry mouth can lead to plaque build up, tooth decay and gum disease. Along with this, some may experience mouth sores or even a yeast infection.
Dry Mouth Aides
Instructions on Use for Adults
*Note: Biotene is an OTC product. Prevident is a prescription toothpaste you can obtain from your dentist. PerioScience Gel can be purchased through your dental office.
Use approximately one tablespoon, rinse for 30 seconds then spit out. Use up to 5 times per day.
Use Prevident Fluoride Toothpaste at least twice a day to help protect against cavities and freshen your breath.
PerioScience Gel in tray:
Place approximately a pea sized amount in each tray and spread with your tongue. Use gel twice daily morning and night, as required for symptom relief. Best time for application is before bed after a normal brushing and flossing routine.
Tips for managing dry mouth
In addition to using Biotène® moisturizing products, there are other things you can do to reduce the symptoms of a dry mouth, such as:
Take Regular Sips Of Water
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
Chew Sugar-Free Gum Or Lozenges
Limit Alcohol, Caffeine And Sugar Intake
Avoid Oral Products That Contain Alcohol