question about dry mouth

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   Posted 12/17/2007 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
 my mom has been trying to soothe her dry mouth issue with mouthwashes and toothpaste as well as a spray by oasis.
is there sommething better for dry mouth?

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   Posted 12/17/2007 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
There is a prescription called evoxac which works really well but can be expensive. She would need to see her doctor and/or dentist for this. Dry mouth can cause serious problems with the teeth and also can be a sign of health problems. Be sure she gets at least 8 8oz glasses of water per day- preferably more as chronic dehydration can also cause dry mouth that lasts
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Audrey Ann
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   Posted 12/19/2007 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
She could also try Biotene toothpaste and Biotene mouthwash (available at most WalMart, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, etc) and see if that brings relief. My dentist also says to buy lemon drops (sugar-free!) to cause me to produce more saliva from the sour taste. All of this seems to do the trick - good luck!
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