Dry Mouth Remedies?

I need help with dry mouth.

By joe dumond from Sewell, NJ


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May 8, 20090 found this helpful

I'm on 5 different meds for different reasons and 3 of the meds cause dry mouth. I find that sucking on hard candies during the day really helps. If your worried about calories you can use the sugar free ones.

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May 9, 20090 found this helpful

When I ran, I would put a small pebble inside my cheek to keep my mouth moist. I imagine a small button would do as well and it would be more hygienic.

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May 16, 20090 found this helpful

Dry mouth plauges me as well. I am currently using two OTC remedies that work very well. Biotene is a mouthwash containg bio-active enzymes that really help before bedtime. While I'm on the go I use a little spritzer called Oasis. While both of these are available at the pharmacy you may have to ask for them.


They are not very common - they are effective. Sorry, I wish I knew of a home made remedy that would work. Give Biotene and Oasis a try. I believe you'll be pleased with the results, plus, nothing else in your mouth - let me know?

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May 16, 20090 found this helpful

I had such horrible dry mouth from medications I am on I almost lost my teeth. First there is miracle mouthwash a prescription made of benedrl, malanta and lidocain, a pill called evxo(? not sure on the spelling of all this) both of these are used in the treatment of Sjogrens syndrome. I have also stated using a enamel building toothpaste, and a fluoride rinse as the dry mouth is damaging to your teeth

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May 17, 20090 found this helpful

The medication is called Evoxac. It is a prescription and is usually taken 2-3 times per day. Hope that helps!

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May 17, 20091 found this helpful

Try good old glycerin! Put some on a qtip with a little lemon juice and wipe the inside of our lips and mouth.

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May 18, 20090 found this helpful

I am pregnant for the first time and am experiencing dry mouth (and just general funkiness in the mouth). I normally drink a LOT of water and this has never been a problem for me.


The best thing I have found is to chew some peppermint gum. Chewing gum keeps that saliva flowing. Good luck!

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August 10, 20180 found this helpful

I ,also have been searching for a remedy for dry mouth. I'm just going to try to make a homemade spray. I've gathered together the ingredients that I think will help me. They are non-alcohol fluoride rinse (Reach), Aloe vera juice, glycerine and hyluronic acid. I'm going to try it and I'll try to get back to you all.

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April 24, 20190 found this helpful

Slippery elm, huh? I will l look into that. Most of my saliva glands got fried due to radiation to the neck. I have tried everything. I like the mouth spray called" Rain" but have been making my own for years. I use distilled water, vegetable glycerine, dried Aloe Vera powder, xylitol and spearmint food flavoring.


This goes with me everywhere. People are always telling me to suck on candy. I tell them to put a piece of candy in their hand and see how fast it dissolves. LOL that is what my mouth is like.

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August 12, 20190 found this helpful

Could you please provide specifics regarding the recipe? Interested in trying this for my wife. Her saliva brands were also damaged by radiation. Thanks!

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March 21, 20192 found this helpful

I do voice over work and take medication that dries my mouth out a lot. I came up with a mouth spray based on what I know is natural, inexpensive and works. I got 16 ounces of food grade vegetable glycerin for $6, 2.5 lbs of Xylitol for $12, 16 oz of Grape Seed Oil for $10, some Slippery Elm extract for a few bucks, and some spearmint essential oil for a few more bucks on Amazon. All of these are things that help to moisturize the mouth and strengthen teeth. (Xylitol is something like 10x more effective at protecting and repairing tooth enamel than fluoride, which is highly toxic.) I have not made this mix before, but have made similar things, so I know that I'll want to put the spearmint, slippery elm, and grape seed oil in the glycerin, dissolve the Xylitol in some filtered water, and then mix them. The glycerin acts as an emulsifier that allows the oils to mix with the water. After I came up with this combo, I searched online for tips on the ratios, and discovered that Biotene is just glycerin and Xylitol with a bunch of other yuck in it. This mixture will taste better and be far more effective due to the slippery elm and grape seed oil which Biotene lacks and are both excellent for the mouth and throat.


The spearmint is for flavor and is preferable to peppermint because it doesn't have menthol and one other chemical that can be drying or irritating, but still gives it a fresh, minty taste. I will be experimenting with ratios, but I'm thinking about 2 oz glycerin to 8 oz water, 8-10 drops of slippery elm, 1 tbsp Xylitol, 1-2 drops of spearmint, and a quarter to half teaspoon of grape seed oil will be a good start. Then I will adjust for taste/effectiveness. This will make a far superior product to Biotene at a fraction of the price. Just be sure to refrigerate the grape seed oil, as a 16 oz. bottle will last years if used in this amount, but it will go rancid at room temperature. Once it's in the glycerin, I think it will be okay. I would just keep a small spray bottle of the mixture handy and store the rest under refrigeration. I also think I might substitute aloe vera juice (pure - no thickeners) for the water for a super hydrator! That's something else that you can get in large quantities, but will want to freeze what you don't use. A gallon costs about 7 dollars.

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May 18, 2011

OK, after all these years is there anything new for dry mouth?

By Linda P


May 19, 20110 found this helpful

I chew gum with xylitol, such as Trident, during the day or suck on a piece of hard candy. When I go to bed at night I use biotene oral balance dry mouth moisturizing gel. I put a small amount on my tongue and use it to rub the gel on the roof of my mouth. If I forget, I get the dubious pleasure of peeling my tongue from the roof of my mouth.

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May 20, 20110 found this helpful

I two am plagued with dry mouth and have tried lots of things, but a couple of weeks ago I started brushing with baking soda before bed and it works grate plus my mouth isn't as nasty in the morning.

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May 20, 20110 found this helpful

Biotene is a good product. Biotene comes in a spray, toothpaste, mouthwash and chewing gum.

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May 20, 20110 found this helpful

I have found that very little works for me. The older I get the worse it gets. I also chew gum during the day and carry water with me. It is just something I have learned to live with.

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May 20, 20110 found this helpful

My friend Bill can get dry mouth as a result of the CFIDS that he has had for many years. He swears by Vitamin C; he takes 3000 mg a day & says he rarely has a dry mouth when he remembers to take Vitamin C daily. If you try this, you should notice a difference in a couple of weeks. Hope this helps.

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May 8, 2009

Does anyone know a homemade solution to help with dry mouth? It's due to meds I must take. I am using Biotene Oral Balance which is OK, but only lasts a little while. The condition is awful, especially overnight, the roof of my mouth and tongue are all dry and parched.

Thank you,


Dry Mouth Remedies

There is something you can buy at drug stores. It's like an ointment, and you put a dab in the area of your mouth where the dryness is most problematic. I can't recall the name of this stuff, but it comes in a pink tube. It doesn't taste bad, and it's relatively inexpensive. Compared to many of the alternatives, I think it beats them hands down.

You can also talk to your dentist, and if you have dental insurance, there's stuff that they can give you to put in your mouth overnight. They fit you with a tray which is molded to the shape of your teeth, and you sleep with it in the same way that you would wear a mouth guard. Personally, I preferred the drug store stuff. The name of the ointment type stuff to which I referred earlier might be Orajel.

I have experienced the same problem, and used the stuff often. It's important that you find something that works well for you. A dry mouth is not merely an annoying problem; the consequences can be far more severe, and can include problems with increased cavities and tooth erosion. I hope this helps you. (07/10/2005)

By Susan K. Beal

Dry Mouth Remedies

I also have a dry mouth. I take a bottle of water to the bedside at night. One of the reasons for snoring is dry throat, too. I don't even need to sit up with a sipper type bottle. I wake several times a night to sip, and fall right back to sleep. (07/12/2005)

By Siris

Dry Mouth Remedies

You might want to try Breathe Right Nasal Strips. They help me a great deal. I also use Oral Balance. It is a very annoying problem. Try the Breathe Right Strips. Good Luck. (07/12/2005)

By Patricia Morrison

Dry Mouth Remedies

May I suggest a way I found out by accident. Following a bout of urinary tract infection, I was using sachets of URAL powder. To see what it tasted like I dipped my finger into it, and tasted some. This brought the saliva flowing, consequently I now take a sachet with me at all times. One sachet can last for up to a month. (10/11/2006)

By Stella (South Australia)

Dry Mouth Remedies

I can't help other then to tell you the content of the sachet, as posted on the box.
It is made up of: sodium bicarbonate 1.75g, tartaric acid 890mg, citric acid anhyd 720mg, and sodium citrate anhyd 630mg. They are an effervescent granules. I it is not unlike sherbet to the taste. Hope this helps.

By Stella (South Australia)

Dry Mouth Remedies

I always have some dry mouth and a root canal this year. Yikes, $ $ $. Then my very first bladder infection. My mouth was double dry with the meds. I normally drink tons of water. Be careful adding sugar or diet drinks to your teeth all day. Also be careful with lemon juice, they all have lots of acid that works on teeth enamel. The Dentist recommended sugarless gum with xylitol. Trident Tropical Twist is a great flavor. It works so fast that I put a half of the tiny stick of gum in my mouth and it doesn't look so obnoxious as some gum chewers. (08/04/2007)

By Kathy

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