If you would like to learn how to treat your dry mouth, then our dentists, Dr. Steven Rattner, and associates more than happy to help you. It’s important to treat dry mouth as soon as possible because without saliva, bacteria will remain on your teeth and gums and the acid won’t be neutralized in the mouth. These things can promote dental issues, like cavities. So, to treat your dry mouth, our dentist encourages you to do the following things:
-Sip on water throughout the day (This can help you stay hydrated and keep your mouth moist.)
-Suck on sugar-free candy or chew sugar-free gum regularly (Sucking and chewing can increase your saliva production.)
-Avoid drinking beverages that have caffeine (Caffeine tends to cause dry mouth.)
-Breathe through your nose more often than through the mouth
-Rinse your mouth regularly with mouthwash (Make sure it is free of alcohol.)
-Use artificial saliva (You can get this product over the counter at the nearest grocery store. It can help you have a more moist mouth.)
Call Steven Rattner DDS today at 301-474-8277 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be more than happy to teach you all about how to treat dry mouth in College Park, Maryland. We look forward to your phone call!