In this previous article, we talked about what dry mouth was exactly, and why people oftentimes get it. In this article we’ll be looking at natural cure and remedies, as well as some products, that will help boost your saliva production and help you on how to get rid of a dry mouth.
As shown in the previous article, dry mouth usually occurs when there is a restriction in the flow of dry mouth. This can come about because of nerve damage, dehydration, medications, aging, or even certain illnesses. While there are many causes for dry mouth, there are also many cures. So let’s go take a look at a few of them!
Curing Dry Mouth
When trying to cure dry mouth, or curing anything, it’s best to start at the beginning, and figure out what exactly is causing your xerostomia (dry mouth). When you know what exactly what it is that is causing your discomfort, then you can proceed to help fix that problem.
Take a look at this article to help find some possible causes. While it is by no means an in depth article that list every issue, it is an article that will help move you in the right direction to figuring out your cause.
So now that you’ve figured out the cause, let’s find some cures that might help you figure out how to get rid of a dry mouth!
A change in your daily living
Stress, smoking, even alcohol can be the cause of dry mouth in your life. So, sometimes, you might just want to get rid of certain things to help make your life better. Maybe it’s time to trash those cigarettes or alcohol to give you a more moist mouth.
Sometimes, helping clear up the stress in your life can really help bring out a positive health benefit to your body. When you find ways to alleviate the stress and worry of your life, you’ll come out of it all, not only with no dry mouth, but also with a more healthy body overall.
Finding a better way to breathe
Breathing through your mouth can bring about a dry mouth. So learning how to breathe through your nose all the time might just be for you. It might take a while to get used to breathing to your nose and clear those nasal passages so enough air can get through. But once you learn, you’ll no longer have to worry about dry mouth.
Also, sometimes, breathing in dry air will also cause Xerostomia. If you live in a dry, dusty place, it may just be the reason you’re having dry mouth. Find a humidifier, or something that will help moisten the air you breathe in, especially at night, and that should help cure your dry mouth.
Changing the medications
The side effects of certain medications can be disastrous to your body. And dry mouth can be one of those side effects. Sometimes it’s not easy to get rid of these side effects through changing your medication, but it is something that is worth the try.
This is also something that you might just need to weigh the pros and cons of each thing. If you can’t change your medication, you might just realize that for the greater good of your health, it is better to try to find other ways to get rid of your dry mouth than to change your meds.
In-taking more fluids
Dehydration is something that is a great cause for dry mouth. It has been said that if you’re not getting dry mouth because of medications or lifestyle issues, then it is probably dehydration that is causing your dry mouth. The great thing about dehydration, though, is that it has a very easy solution.
Just drink more fluids, and you should cure your dehydration, and thus your dry mouth. It does need to be noted that water is the best fluid to drink, but green teas, or fruit juices also work. Just remember that caffeinated drinks and sodas are actually inhibitors of saliva, as sugar and caffeine will stop the flow of saliva instead of help the flow.
Using food stimulants
What better way to get rid of dry mouth than to eat some food that helps stimulate your salivary glands? There is a great variety of foods that that might just work for you, so feel free to pick and choose those that you think work best for you.
Parsley. Parsley is a great stimulant that you can add to many different things you cook to give it more flavor. It is high in vitamin C, calcium, and iron.
Fennel Seed. With properties that can enhance your saliva production, Fennel seed is a great choice of food. It also can help clear up any halitosis you might be facing because of your dry mouth. You can either eat these seeds raw, or roast them with a little salt, and enjoy them that way as well.
Ginger. Enjoy it by munching on it several times a day, add it to your water, or make some ginger tea with it. Each way, Ginger will leave your mouth more moist and feeling fresh than before you used it.
Celery. Celery is a great vegetable that has properties in it that helps hold water. It can also help stimulate your glands to produce more saliva. Enzymes, flavoniods, and vitamin C are all packed into this one nutritional veggie.
Pineapple. Due to it’s juicy properties, pineapple a fruit that will quickly help cure your dry mouth. It will help with the flow of your saliva, and it is also high in Bromelain, which helps clear debris from your mouth.
Baking Soda. Not exactly a food per se, but it does help with giving your mouth more of a moist feel to it. Baking Soda also has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties in it and can help give you a more clean mouth as well. Along with these things, Baking soda also comes with the ability to help balance out the pH of your mouth, something that can help cure any other halitosis you might have.
Dry Mouth Can Be Cured!
With just a few simple techniques and foods, you should be able to help cure your dry mouth, and cure many other ailments because of it. With a more moist mouth comes many benefits, including better breath, healthier teeth, and a more cleaner mouth.
Just take one or two of the things listed above, and try it for a few days. If it works, great! If not, then discard, and try a few other ones. Sooner or later, you’ll hit the right one, and be able to get rid of a dry mouth!