Dry Mouth

Saliva aids in food digestion, neutralizes food acids, reduces cavities, lubricates the tissues of the mouth and aids in talking.

Cavities are Preventable

  • Use a soft toothbrush to reduce irritation to gums
  • Drink water continually throughout the day
  • Use Biotene products, i.e. gum, rinse or toothpaste
  • Avoid sodium lauryl sulfate in toothpaste – try the following products:
  • Avoid mouthwashes containing alcohol
  • Avoid alcoholic, citrus and carbonated caffeine containing drinks
  • Use a sonic-type toothbrush (Phillips or Oral B) this stimulates saliva flow
  • Chew sugar free gum with xylitol after meals for 5 minutes or suck sugarless hard candies

If you have any questions, please call our office at 443-6160.