Managing Dry Mouth
It’s always best to try just drinking more fluids to see if that helps your dry mouth. If it doesn’t and you think medications might be responsible for your dry mouth, talk to your doctor about alternative prescriptions.
Saliva substitutes are another option. They work a little better than water for keeping your dentures lubricated. You can also try sialagogues–saliva production stimulants. These can be as simple as a hard candy–preferably sugar-free–that you suck on. You could also use gum, but it’s hard to chew with dentures. More advanced sialagogues include prescription medications.
And if you suspect that your dentures are part of the problem, replacement dentures can help you overcome your dry mouth. Denture fit becomes critical when you don’t have enough saliva to lubricate between dentures and your gums.
The best solution for you may be a combination of multiple approaches.
If you think better-fitting dentures might help you overcome dry mouth, please contact a local FOY® Dentures dentist today for a consultation.