Although it might not seem that important, not having enough
saliva can seriously impair someone's quality of life, and even lead to
malnutrition. A decrease in saliva often affects the elderly or people
taking non-prescription or prescription meds. Here are some quick fixes:
drink lots of water, chew sugarless gum, or suck on hard candy, and use
a humidifier at night to keep moisture in the air. Also, avoid foods or
substances that dry out the mouth, such as caffeinated beverages,
alcohol and tobacco.
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