We can evaluate your individual risk factors and customize a Dry Mouth Management Protocol for you. Once you have your protocol, it is up to you to carry out its important steps on your own. Here are some things you can do at home: Apply special water-based lubricants to protect your teeth and tissues. Use sugar free mints or chewing gum to stimulate salivary flow. Use a humidifier while sleeping to prevent your mouth from drying out. Use oral medication
If your oral imbalance is left unaddressed, continuing dry mouth will put you at a much higher risk for many oral diseases. Severe tooth decay often results in infection requiring either root canal treatment or tooth extraction. Even with adequate tooth brushing, patients with dry mouth may experience bad breath. The risk of mouth sores and loss of tooth structure due to wear and acid erosion also increases.