Mouth is always so dry!!

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30yearoldbraceface
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Mouth is always so dry!!

#1 Post by 30yearoldbraceface » Fri May 01, 2015 12:44 pm

My mouth is always so so dry! It is driving me crazy! I never had this problem before having braces :( anyone have any good tips on how to help my dry mouth feeling go away? (Been in braces for 10 days so far)

Trickycoolj
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#2 Post by Trickycoolj » Sat May 02, 2015 5:52 pm

Maybe try Biotine toothpaste and wash for a little bit while adjusting, it's specifically formulated for dry mouth. Also consider switching to an SLS free toothpaste that stuff is quite irritating and can dry out the mouth especially if you're getting used to new brackets. Pronamel and most Sensodyne pastes are SLS free double check the ingredients. Most popular brands are loaded with the stuff and it gives me a mouth full of canker sores even on my tonsils and corners of my mouth. The only bummer is that most SLS free pastes are in the $4-6 range.
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Re: Mouth is always so dry!!

#3 Post by PhDGuy » Sat May 02, 2015 6:48 pm

I second what Trickycoolj said. Try Biotene toothpaste and mouthwash. They also have a mouthspray, which comes in handy between brushings. All of their products are formulated to not irritate a dry mouth and I have found them to be very useful (had dry mouth before getting braces and my dentist switched me over to Biotene). Also, drink more water and gargle with salt water as it will help. Lastly, stay away from mouthwash that has alcohol in it since it will dry out your mouth. I hope this helps.
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#4 Post by Snowglobe32 » Thu May 07, 2015 4:04 pm

Try sugarfree Breathsavers (the blue package), it helped better than any other product.

30yearoldbraceface
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Re: Mouth is always so dry!!

#5 Post by 30yearoldbraceface » Fri May 08, 2015 10:06 pm

Thank you guys! Appreciate the tips! What would I do without this forum?!? Hehe

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#6 Post by metalliKa » Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:01 pm

I find that chewing a sugarless gum helps tremendously! I've been chewing gum on and off during the day and now my dry mouth has ceased.
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#7 Post by JadeWA » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:42 pm

Biotene was fantastic for me when I suffered from dry mouth :D

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#8 Post by Gracie324 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:37 am

12 days into this adventure and I am thinking that chardonnay is the best thing for a dry mouth! ; )

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#9 Post by jk40 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:06 am

[quote="Gracie324"]12 days into this adventure and I am thinking that chardonnay is the best thing for a dry mouth! ; )[/quote]

Through a straw I hope :D

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#10 Post by assertives » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:39 am

Try a moisturizing mouthwash. I had dry mouth in the beginning too but it seems to have gone away after about a month.

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Re: Mouth is always so dry!!

#11 Post by korikelly » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:55 pm

Glad it’s not just me! Today marks 2 weeks for me, and it’s been driving me crazy. Can’t wait to try your suggestions.

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#12 Post by Raekon » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:39 am

Make sure there's no alcohol in your mouthwash if you're using it

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