How to live with dry mouth (xerostomia) symptoms

dry mouth, the McHenry DentistThe McHenry Dentists say “there are at least 3 ways to combat the symptoms of dry mouth or xerostomia. They include:

1. saliva stimulation
2. saliva replacement
3. medications”


The McHenry Dentist agrees with the The American Dental Association that found chewing sugarless gum helps increase saliva flow.  Read the entire article….

The act of chewing stimulates saliva flow.  The additional saliva flow will also help to neutralize and wash away food particles and acids that can break down enamel causing dental caries (cavities).

Here is a list of sugarless chewing gums with the American Dental Association Seal:

  • Dentyne Ice Sugarless Gum
  • ICE BREAKERS ICE CUBES Sugar Free Chewing Gum
  • Stride Sugarless Gum
  • Trident® Sugarfree Gum
  • Wrigley’s Extra Sugarfree Gum
  • Wrigley’s Orbit for Kids Sugarfree Gum
  • Wrigley’s Orbit Sugarfree Gum

Call The McHenry Dentist if you would like to discuss your issues with dry mouth to find the right solutions to help you combat the symptoms of dry mouth.

Posted in McHenry and tagged , , .