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Do you suffer from dry mouth? If so, it’s best to get it treated as soon as possible. Little did you know, your smile could be in grave danger if you don’t produce enough saliva. This is because the saliva washes away food particles and bacteria and also helps neutralize the acids in the mouth. Without the saliva, you could develop cavities and other dental problems. So, please do your best to treat your dry mouth. Our dentist, Dr. Robert Rebert, is happy to help you do so by recommending that you do the following things:

-Drink plenty of water (It’s best to sip on water throughout the day.)

-Suck on sugar-free candy or chew sugar-free gum regularly (This can help you produce more saliva.)

-Try to avoid caffeine (Caffeinated beverages tend to cause dry mouth.)

-Breathe through your nose more often (This can help you avoid drying out your mouth.)

-Quit smoking (Smoking is a major cause of dry mouth.)

-Rinse your mouth regularly with mouthwash (Make sure it is free of alcohol.)

-Use artificial saliva (You can get this product over the counter at the nearest grocery store. It can help you have a more moist mouth.)

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to treat dry mouth in Metairie, Louisiana, please contact Robert Rebert, Jr., DDS at your earliest convenience. When you dial 504-885-7510, our dental team will be more than happy to help you!