Dry mouth will occur when the glands in the mouth and saliva are not working properly. Some common causes like nervousness, stress, certain medications, aging, cancer therapy (radiation/chemotherapy), and autoimmune disorders like Jorgen’s syndrome, smoking and methamphetamine use.
Home Remedies for Dry Mouth & Throat:
- There are many things you can do at home to stimulate the flow of saliva and make your dry mouth and throat feel better. Drink enough water throughout the day. It can help keep your mouth moist, Chewing sugar-free gum or sucking on sugar-free candies can also help stimulate your saliva. It's important to choose sugar-free food or else you may develop tooth decay. Your dentist may also recommend changing the types of foods you eat. Crunchy foods like chips or popcorn can dry out your mouth, while juicy foods like fruits can moisten it.