To treat most instances of dry mouth
, it will be necessary to use a combination of the various strategies discussed below:
Take plenty of fluids to keep your mouth moist..
Take blended and moist food which is easier to swallow.
Suck on sugar-free hard candies, ice chips, or sugar-free popsicles. Chew sugarless gum (gums containing xylitol). These sucking and chewing actions help stimulate saliva flow.
Avoid drinks containing caffeine (for example, coffees, teas, some colas, chocolate-containing drinks). Also avoid acidic beverages, such as any fruit juices (orange, apple, grape, grapefruit) and tomato juice.
Avoid salty foods, dry foods (for example, crackers, toast, cookies, dry breads, dry meats/poultry/fish, dried fruit, bananas) and foods with high sugar content.
Do not use mouthwashes containing alcohol as it leads to dryness of mouth.