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What to do about dry mouth?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Rosin
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Investigate

Many possible causes.
Some need medical management. Anxiety and sjogrens syndrome are two causes that come to mind. Symptomatic treatment for your comfort could include artificial saliva or even lemon drop candies. But these should be considered after medical causes are eliminated or better understood. You wouldn't want to mask symptoms of a significant illness that can be treated.

In brief: Investigate

Many possible causes.
Some need medical management. Anxiety and sjogrens syndrome are two causes that come to mind. Symptomatic treatment for your comfort could include artificial saliva or even lemon drop candies. But these should be considered after medical causes are eliminated or better understood. You wouldn't want to mask symptoms of a significant illness that can be treated.
Dr. Joseph Rosin
Dr. Joseph Rosin
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
If you use candy or gum to stimulate saliva, make certain it is sugar free or you risk getting many cavities
2 doctors agree

In brief: Purchase a...

Saliva substitute from ur drugstore.
They r over the counter medications. "biotene" is one brand.

In brief: Purchase a...

Saliva substitute from ur drugstore.
They r over the counter medications. "biotene" is one brand.
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dr. Theodore Ritota
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Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Be careful

There are dry mouth substitutes onthe market, but don't use any that have any type of sugar product that can cause cavities.
Products with xylitol work well as do the biotene products. There is also a product called saleve.

In brief: Be careful

There are dry mouth substitutes onthe market, but don't use any that have any type of sugar product that can cause cavities.
Products with xylitol work well as do the biotene products. There is also a product called saleve.
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dr. Jonathan Engel
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Lubricity is another effective dry mouth product.
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