First, make sure you are always well hydrated. The body depends on water to perform its normal functions, one being the production of saliva. There are many differing opinions on how much water to drink, but most commonly, health professionals recommend drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day, which equals to about two liters.
Breathe Through the Nose, Not the Mouth
Second, if you are a mouth breather, take the necessary steps to correct it. The nose is built to breathe and the mouth is built to eat. Mouth breathing causes a host of problems in the mouth and body. Specialists like myofunctional therapists, and TMJ doctors, can help you start breathing through the nose with exercises or an appliance. If you feel like you are stuffed up and can’t breathe through your nose, use Xlear Nasal Spray. It is a natural saline spray with xylitol, which effectively alleviates congestion by cleansing the nose and sinuses and reducing sinus tissue swelling.
Use Xylitol Products
Last, if you have dry mouth for other reasons, use products with xylitol. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that helps moisturize. Spry has multiple options to help alleviate dry mouth. Spry Moisturizing Mouth Spray and Dry Mouth Gel are specifically formulated to hydrate the mouth. If you are keen on candies or cough drops, use xylitol-sweetened Spry Mints or Gems. They will help moisturize without the cavities. Xylitol is even good for your teeth and will improve oral health.