If your child complains of difficulty chewing, speaking, or swallowing, dryness in the mouth or throat, gum pain, or bad breath, dry mouth may be the cause.
Remedies for Dry Mouth
The good news is that you can help relieve your child's dry mouth symptoms. These simple steps may make your child feel more comfortable, but the best remedy for dry mouth is to have a dentist find and treat the cause.
If having a drink of water does not relieve your child's dry mouth, you can:
Have your child avoid drinks like sodas that contain caffeine
Encourage your child to drink water or sugarless drinks with meals throughout the day
Offer your child sugarless gum to chew to encourage saliva flow
Set up a humidifier in your child's bedroom at might
Add lemon juice to your child's beverage
If your kid's dry mouth doesn't go away, it may be a sign of a more serious problem, and your child should see a dentist.
Call Kool Smiles for Dry Mouth Remedies
If your child is experiencing dry mouth, he or she needs to see a dentist to make sure it has not caused tooth decay. Visit Kool Smiles or call us today to make an appointment with one of our kid-friendly dentists.
Medicine Net: http://www.medicinenet.com/dry_mouth/article.htm
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