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If you’re a victim of dry mouth, then you likely experience a burning feeling in the mouth, cracked lips, a sticky or dry feeling in the mouth, trouble chewing and swallowing, mouth sores, bad breath, cavities and more. If you’re like many others, you’re looking for ways to relieve your dry mouth. Well, our dentist in Durham, North Carolina, Dr. Imeni, has the tips you need. To relieve your dry mouth, try the following remedies:

-Sip on water throughout the day
-Chew sugar-free gum regularly
-Limit your intake of caffeine
-Don’t smoke or use other tobacco products
-Don’t use mouth rinses that contain alcohol
-Try over-the-counter saliva substitutes
-Breathe through your nose more than your mouth

It’s very important to take good care of your smile when you have dry mouth, especially because dry mouth increases your chances of having cavities and periodontal disease. So, make sure to brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss once a day and rinse with mouthwash daily. You should also visit your dentist every six months for a routine dental cleaning and checkup.

Do you have any questions about how to relieve dry mouth in Durham, North Carolina? If so, please contact Smile Design - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry when you have the chance. All you need to do is dial 919-220-5505 and our dental team will be happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for. We are excited to hear from you!