Dry Mouth

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  1. ecteach

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    Does anyone else suffer from dry mouth? I feel like mine comes from talking so much during the day. I don't want to go to the dentist, because he's going to pressure me into having a cap put on, which I really do need, but can't afford.

    I've gone as far as to get blood drawn to make sure I didn't have diabetes or something. Nothing was wrong.

    It's gotten so bad, I have to sleep with a cough drop in my mouth at night, or I gag due to the dryness in my mouth.

    Any suggestions? I drink so much....then I always have to use the bathroom, which is an issue for teachers.
     
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  3. a2z

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    You can try one of those mouthwashes that say they increase mouth moisture.
     
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    I have the exact opposite problem - my mouth produces so much saliva, that when I go to the dentist, she usually has me take a pill an hour before my appointment to dry out my mouth.

    Do you take any medications that could be causing dry mouth?

    You could try eating some celery, or put a bit of cayenne pepper into your food.

    Also avoid coffee.
     
  5. ecteach

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    Oops...I drink TONS of caffeine.
     
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    I have dry mouth. Mine is caused by my meds. If the doctor changes my meds, I have to be careful that they don't make it worse. One of my meds caused such a horrible taste in my mouth, that I had to stop taking it.
     

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