Do you have a Dry or Burning Mouth?
A dry mouth happens because you’re not producing enough saliva and it can cause bad breath, a dry throat and cracked lips.
Saliva is important for your digestion, protecting your mouth and teeth from decay and gum disease.
In itself, it’s not a serious condition, however can be a symptom of another health condition, so tell your doctor. What causes dry mouth?
If you have a dry or burning mouth, firstly make sure you are drinking enough fluids -
6-8 cups a day is recommended. If you are drinking enough try the following:
If, after trying these things, you still have a dry mouth ask your Doctor or Dentist.
Oil emulsion recipe
Make up your own with grape seed or coconut oil. Use one tablespoon of oil to one tablespoon of water and swish around in your mouth.
Baking soda mouthwash recipe
This mouthwash can be used for up to 24 hours, then discard.
Swish the mixture around your mouth for about 30 seconds, then rinse your mouth with water.
This is also a good mouthwash to use if you have sore gums, or other mouth injuries, since baking soda and salt have both been proven to speed healing.
For more advice our friendly Dietitian can help.
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