Treating Dry Mouth
If you’re wondering how to get rid of dry mouth after drinking alcohol, the American Dental Association notes that you can get some relief at home by:
- Sucking on sugar-free hard candy or chewing sugar-free gum to stimulate the flow of saliva in your mouth
- Sucking on ice chips
- Using a mouthrinse that’s alcohol-free
- Sipping on water with your meals to help you swallow your food
If your symptoms persist, your dentist can help you manage the symptoms by prescribing a gel or rinse that will help keep your mouth moist. And don’t forget that practicing good oral hygiene is especially important for someone experiencing reduced saliva flow. Brush your teeth daily and clean between your teeth with floss, water flossers, or other interdental cleaners.
Experiencing dry mouth can make you feel uncomfortable and make it difficult for you to enjoy your favorite foods. If drinking alcohol is causing you to have dry mouth, don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor about how you can control your symptoms and feel comfortable again!