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 a doctor or dentist any medications you are taking that could be causing dry mouth.