Lay off the smoking
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.
Chew on it
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.
See you later, latte
Caffeinated drinks, like tea, coffee and soda, are overall dehydraters, including in your mouth. Alcohol also dehydrates, so laying off cocktails may lead to some improvement in dry mouth symptoms. Also avoid sugary or acidic drinks, such as most fruit juices and tomato juice. In addition to being dehydrating, the acid can also be painful for dry mouth sufferers. Water, milk, or decaffeinated sugar-free drinks are best. These are signs you might be drinking too much coffee.