If you suffer from dry mouth – especially in the summer – your dentist at Vancouver dental clinic Arbutus North Dental Centre has some valuable tips on what you can do to relieve your dry mouth symptoms and enjoy yourself, whatever the season!
Offer Yourself a Mint or Two
If you suffer from dry mouth, try a sugar-free mint, preferably one that has a strong and natural flavour such as spearmint. Mints should help encourage saliva production and as a bonus, you get minty-fresh breath!
Find Yourself a Tall Drink of Water
Water is excellent for promoting saliva production and has myriad excellent benefits for your oral and overall health. If you find that your mouth is getting dry, make sure to always carry a water bottle with you and sip accordingly. Drinking plenty of water means that you won’t suffer from dehydration or a dry mouth during the summer.
Give Yourself a Pick-Me-Up with Fruits and Vegetables
If you’re dealing with a dry mouth, snack on fruits and veggies – which are full of water and vitamins – and keep your oral and your overall health in top shape over the summer.
Dry mouth can increase your chances of gum disease, tooth decay and mouth infections so if you find that your dry mouth persists, contact our Kitsilano dental clinic as soon as possible.