Essential Oils for Treating Dry Mouth
Xerostomia is an oral condition known as dry mouth, where the salivary glands in your mouth don't produce enough saliva to keep your mouth moist. Dry mouth can be a side effect of some medications and treatments like chemotherapy and radiation. It can also be a sign of dehydration. Dry mouth can be uncomfortable and, if left untreated, it can lead to plaque buildup, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Grapeseed oil is often recommended as a treatment for dry mouth. Some people suggest rubbing a small amount inside the mouth to aid with moisture, while others make an oil wash (water and grapeseed oil mix). The mixture is then swirled around the mouth and through the teeth to help with lubrication. Remember to always consult with your dentist before trying any at-home remedies.