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Smoking doesn’t cause dry mouth, but it can make it worse. That’s because tobacco can dry out the mouth—even the smokeless products. Here are 23 ways to quit smoking for good.
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For a yummy dry mouth treatment, try chewing sugar-free gum or sucking on sugar-free hard candies. Both can help stimulate the flow of saliva, especially citrus, cinnamon, or mint-flavors. Careful, though: For some people, over-consumption of sugar-free products can cause rather, er, uncomfortable gastrointestinal side effects. These daily habits can help reduce bloating.