Help For Dry Mouth And Thick Saliva

Help For Dry Mouth And Thick Saliva

“Symptoms, then are in reality nothing but the cry from suffering organs.”
Jean Martin Charcot
(French doctor connected with serious diabetic malady “Charcot Foot”)

Help For Dry Mouth And Thick Saliva

Those who do not suffer with this problem might not realize that it is a real problem, but those who do, know better. Here are some fact and also solutions how to deal with it.
I hope that helps..
Maya

Problem:

A dry mouth can cause cavities, mouth infections and gum bleeding.

Solutions:

  • Keep your mouth clean by rinsing after each meal and snack, best is brushing.
  • Drink 8 to 12 cups of caffeine-free liquids each day. Drinking plenty of fluid can help loosen mucus.
  • For thick saliva, try sipping 100% pure, papaya juice. Papaya contains natural substances that will help thin out your saliva.
  • Keep a water bottle with you at all times, especially when you leave home. Sip this all day long.
  • You could also use a straw to drink liquid, but unfortunately, using straw too often is to asking for more wrinkles prematurely above woman’s top lip, so I think sipping could be easily done without straw help too :-)
  • When eating, take very small bites and chew food completely.
  • Eat soft, moist foods that are cool or room temperature, for example canned fruit, yogurt or pudding.
  • Soften food such as bread or potatoes with milk.
  • Use a blender to mash or blend fruits and vegetables.
  • Try soft cooked chicken and fish; thinned cereals, such as oatmeal made with plenty of water or milk; shakes, smoothies and warm soups and stews.
  • Avoid very hot foods, but make sure your foods are cooked fully.
  • Try casseroles that contain a lot of liquid, such as those made with soup.
  • Add broth, sauces, gravy, or soup to soften and moisten foods.
  • Use yogurt, juice, or jelly to make foods go down a dry throat easier.
  • Sip warm, caffeine-free tea.
  • Instead of butter or margarine, try using a little olive oil, canola oil, avocado oil,
    or almond oil to make foods slippery and easier to swallow.
  • Try sucking on frozen fruit. Frozen grapes, wedges of cantaloupe, peach slices, and watermelon are good.
  • Try sucking on ice chips. Do NOT chew ice – this can damage your teeth.
  • Try fruit that contains a lot of water such as watermelon, peaches, and nectarines.

Avoid the following foods or products, which can make a dry mouth worse :

  • Foods and drinks that contain caffeine such as coffee, colas, and chocolate.
  • Alcoholic beverages including beer, wine, and mixed drinks.
  • Dry foods including tough meats, raw vegetables, breads, pretzels, rice, chips, muffins, and cakes.
  • Commercial mouthwashes which are drying due to an alcohol content.

Seek Medical Help If…

  • You have a severely dry mouth for more than 3 days.
  • Your lips are dry, cracked, or bleeding.
  • You have mouth sores that are preventing you from eating or that won’t heal.
  • You notice white patches in your mouth. This may be an infection that requires medication.
  • You have difficulty breathing due to dry mouth or throat.If you like post, please comment and share!