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Health Tip: Dealing With Dry Mouth

(HealthDay News) -- Dry mouth is more than just uncomfortable. A lack of saliva to moisten your mouth also can lead to tooth damage, the American Dental Association warns.

The association offers these suggestions for people with dry mouth:

  • Chew sugar-free gum.
  • Suck on sugar-free hard candies.
  • Use an oral rinse.
  • Use an artificial saliva solution. Speak with your dentist first.
  • Discuss with your doctor or dentist any medications you are taking that could be causing dry mouth.

-- Diana Kohnle

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