What to Cut or Limit for Relief of Dry Mouth - Part 4
By Roger B. Parkes, DMD on July 20, 2015
In our 4 part blog series on Dry Mouth, we have discussed; what it is, the causes, and some of the treatments. Here are a few more treatment tips on what to cut out to help alleviate your symptoms and get some relief.
We know it isn’t always easy to limit our favorite foods, especially when there are so many great places to eat in Jackson!
If you are looking for additional ways to get some relief from your dry mouth, here are some suggestions.
What to cut or limit to find relief:
- Avoid alcohol
- Avoid caffeine
- Avoid citric foods and juices
- Avoid salty foods
- Try not to breath through your mouth. Breath through your nose when possible.
Dry mouth is more than just an inconvenience and can lead to greater health issues if untreated such as severe tooth decay and gum disease. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, 30 percent of all tooth decay in older adults is caused by dry mouth. It is very important to recognize the symptoms and begin treatment early. Early detection will not only bring about more comfort, but could save your teeth! The longer you wait, the more likely the damage will be harder to reverse.
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