How do you get rid of/cope with dry mouth caused by medication you have to take?
"Take small sips of water throughout the entire day." That's what my doctors and dentists have told me but in truth there's not a lot you can do. Because of my lack of saliva my teeth don't have the protection they need and just a few years on a very common med ALL my teeth, save for one, had cavities. There was no other reason for this - I was brushing fine and my diet was not sugary, nor had anything else changed since I had healthy teeth... it was just a lack of spit. Can you believe that? Crazy. Have fun with the water. I dread to know what my teeth would look like if I was a soda drinker. Good luck!
Thanks, Theophanes! I chew gum (like a kid--really professional, oh well) all the time whenever I'm awake. Expensive, but works better than water, which I tried first. ALL my teeth had to be crowned, can you believe that? Ouch! Crazy! Good luck! :-|
Water and gum or candy with xylitol, also use xylitol toothpaste.
I'm a voice over artist and what I use to combat dry mouth is a product I got online called "Mouth Cote".It works great. You just spray it and it takes away dry mouth I also take small sips of water during my recording sessions.
I always keep a pack of gum called Biotene handy. It works great, and also a bottle of water or sports drink to sip on.
Gatorade is good, but try also eating fresh grapes or cantaloupe
I drink Gatorade all of the time. You're right it does take away dry mouth. I'm going to try the grapes and cantaloupe too.
Thanks, Queenlushlips! I'll try Gatorade along with what everyone else has suggested. I'm allergic to fruit, unfortunately, but hopefully it will help someone else with this problem!
All you can do is sip, sip, sip, and sip some more. Look on the bright side, at least your pretty hair isn't falling out! Some medications even cite possible death as a side effect. Could be worse.
Could ALWAYS be worse, true. ALL my teeth had to be crowned ($$,$$$) simultaneously because of just sipping. My dry throat closes and I often choke, especially in my sleep. Agreed, the other side-effects are much worse; so maybe this one is fixable.
Wow, that is some intense dry mouth! Hope you can resolve it. Maybe your doctor can put you on another medication.
Lots of good suggestions here, thanks to everyone for commenting! I'll follow up with each suggestion and hopefully one or more (or several at once) will help!
I suffered from dry mouth due to medication there is a line of products out there called Biotine they have a mouth wash, a tooth paste and an oral spray. It helped me a lot! You can get it at any drug store without a prescription in the toothpaste section. Hope this helps!
I'm a dental hygienist. Here's my hub on this topic:
http://faceless39.hubpages.com/hub/Dry- … lationship
Sleep with a warm mist vaporizer running all night. You will breathe in the moist air all night and it will provide you with relief throughout most of the following day.
"Take small sips of water throughout the entire day." - yeap this works...
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