What can I do? 5

  • Keep mouth clean and brush teeth with a soft toothbrush
  • Visit the dentist regularly
  • Suck on ice cubes and sugar-free sweets or chew on sugar-free gum to encourage saliva production
  • Drink water or sugar-free fizzy drinks throughout the day to keep your mouth moist
  • Avoid substances that can dry the mouth, such as alcohol, caffeine and cigarettes
  • Talk to your doctor about treatments he/she can prescribe
  • Ask your pharmacist about artificial saliva products


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