SO sorry you are having such a hard time.
People with Lupus often have dry mouth either from meds or from a condition called Sjogrens which causes dry eyes, mouth and vaginal dryness. When your mouth is dry, your teeth can really suffer. The saliva does something to control bacteria and plaque. You probably also notice that you have a really rapid plaque build up. We need to go to have our teeth cleaned at least twice a year. If you do have dry mouth, you doctor can prescribe a med to help you secrete more saliva . . . that really made measurable difference in my dental issues. The hygenist could see way less calculus and the depth of the pockets were significantly improved.
Another problem we commonly have is yeast overgrowth . . . this ruins the balance of good bacteria in the body and can be addressed by eating yogurt with live cultures, drinking Kefir (my choice because it is made at home and it has way more probiotics in it) or taking a high quality acidophilus suppliment which can be found in the refrigerator at a health food store (this is the simplest). Many of us have had a better sense of well-being when we get this issue under control.
I hope the others have some suggestions for you as well.
You can rinse with warm salt water if you are allowed to swish. If not, try sipping some chicken broth or boulion.
Sending you a nice hot cup of tea!!
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