Health & Wellness

Ask This Doc: Q & A

Have you been wondering about anything?

Perhaps you have read something health-related on the internet but are not sure of its accuracy and would like the opinion of an impartial doctor…

Perhaps you just have a general question about how to improve your health…

I have noticed that many people have unanswered questions when it comes to health-related issues. Therefore, if you think I can help, I encourage you to ask them (of course this is not to replace your personal doctor’s advice, but just to offer you another source of information).

You are welcome to leave your question in the comment section or submit it to me directly. 

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 *Remember, any information provided through this blog is solely for educational purposes and is not intended to be used in place of medical advice. Always consult your trusted health care provider before starting or changing any medications/supplements, diet, and exercise regimens.  

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    • Hi there!

      Yes, there are several ways to minimize dry mouth. This is important because anything that decreases saliva flow can put you at risk for tooth decay. Fortunately there are many effective as well as natural ways to improve this. Here are some:

      For moderate to severe dry mouth:
      – There are many over the counter “saliva substitutes” (such as Oasis Moisturizing Mouth Spray or Biotene Oral Balance) and products containing “carboxymethylcellulose” that are very effective and safe. You can find these at any drug store. If you have trouble finding them, simply ask a pharmacist, and they will help find one that works for you.

      Other tips for milder symptoms:
      – Sip water throughout the day
      – Suck on sugar-free hard candies or sugarless gum, which will help improve saliva flow.
      – Avoid mouthwash that contain alcohol or peroxide, as these ingredients will further dry out your mouth
      – Limit caffeine intake
      – Try not to breathe through your mouth
      – Use a room humidifier to moisten the air.

      Hope this helps!


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