Dry mouth remedies

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Do you suffer from dry mouth? Is your tongue like a nomad searching a barren wasteland for a drop of moisture? Dentist Jeff Dalin visits Fox 2 News in the Morning with a torrential downpour of information.

Treatment for dry mouth depends on what is causing the problem. Generally, treatment of a dry mouth focuses on three areas:

- Managing underlying medical conditions causing the dry mouth
- Preventing tooth decay
- Increasing the flow of saliva, if possible

HOME REMEDIES FOR DRY MOUTH

Water Intake. Increase your intake of water! This is the first step in getting rid of dry mouth with ease. Water helps to reduce dehydration in the body. This is one of the best home remedies for dry mouth.

Vegetables. Vegetables are rich in protein. Apart from treating dry mouth, it keeps your skin soft and supple.

Sucking On Ice. During the day, suck on a cube of ice. This home remedy will make sure to keep your mouth constantly wet. It will also help in weight loss.

Cayenne Pepper. Before you consume a bowl of salad, sprinkle a little cayenne pepper over it. The properties present in the pepper will help to activate the glands in your mouth.

Fennel Seeds. Soak a handful of fennel seeds in a glass of water overnight and drink it the next morning. It will help you a lot. This dry mouth home remedy will also put an end to bad breath.

Aloe Vera. Crush a fresh piece of aloe vera, mix a little milk in it and consume the drink. Repeat this exercise twice in a week to get rid of dry mouth.

Try Herbal Tea. Herbal tea is another powerful home remedy for dry mouth. It is best to avoid the normal tea and replace it with green tea or marigold tea. This is one of the best home remedies for dry mouth.

Water-Based Fruits. Consume a lot of water-based fruits such as pineapple, watermelon and pears. These fruits also provide the required nutrients and proteins in the body.

Salads Are Good, Too. The best dry mouth home remedy is salads. Consume salads consisting of veggies such as celery, spinach and tomatoes to get rid of the problem.

Honey Does The Trick. Did you know honey is the another home remedy for dry mouth and bad breath? Switch to honey from sugar to get rid of the problem.

Lemon Juice. Drink lots of lemon juice if you are suffering from a dry mouth.