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15 Home Remedies for Dry Mouth

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Aid your Dry Mouth Right Away

Dry mouth can occur for a number of different reasons. While it is uncomfortable on its own, dry mouth can also make an environment where tooth decay can begin. It is important to keep your mouth moist for that reason. There are a number of cheap home remedies for dry mouth around; they are efficient and can save you a lot of time elsewhere.

In this article, we will discuss the top home remedies for dry mouth. All of the home remedies we present will come with instructions or tips on how to use them. Systematically instructions will be provided.

1. Increase your intake of fluid

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One of the most common causes of dry mouth is dehydration. Therefore, one of the best things you can do to alleviate this is to have more water or fruit. Water is something that everyone has at home, making this home remedy virtually free.

Necessary Items

One or more of the following:

  • Water or another liquid
  • Partially frozen fruit
  • Smoothies
  • Soups

Instructions

  1. Consume a lot of water during the day. If you are not in a position to be consistently drinking water, consider sucking on small ice pieces.
  2. Eat partially frozen fruit chunks such as watermelon, pineapple, or other water-based fruits.
  3. Drink herbal teas or smoothies made of fruit or vegetables. 

2. Cayenne Pepper

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Cayenne pepper is known to stimulate the production of saliva. This makes it one of the best home remedies for dry mouth. Cayenne pepper can be purchased at the grocery store either as a ground-up material or as a whole pepper.

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 Instructions

  1. Choose to use ground cayenne pepper by pressing a little bit of the ground cayenne pepper onto your wet finger. Then, rub the finger around on the tongue. It will burn for a little bit but will definitely stimulate the salivary glands.
  2. Sprinkle cayenne pepper on salad, soup or other dishes.
  3. Take cayenne pepper capsules to have it regularly working in your body. 

3. Fennel Seeds

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Fennel seeds are full of flavonoids. These are known to stimulate the flow of saliva. By doing so, you can help get rid of your dry mouth. The flavor can also help get rid of bad breath which comes with dry mouth. Fennel seeds can be purchased at a grocery store. 

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Instructions

  1. Chew on fennel seeds a few different times throughout the day.

Or,

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Instructions 

  1. Mix together fennel and fenugreek seeds in equal parts.
  2. Dry roast them in a pan.
  3. Grind them up thoroughly.
  4. Mix ground seeds with a little salt.
  5. Eat the mixture each time after you have eaten a meal. 

4. Slippery elm

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Slippery elm is full of mucilage. Because of this, it can become a gel when you mix it up with some water. This gel is able to coat the mouth and the throat. It can also help relieve a lot of discomforts that come with dry mouth. This can be purchased at most health food stores. 

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Instructions 

  1. Put one or two tablespoons of slippery elm into a cup of hot water.
  2. Cover the water and let it steep for around 10 minutes.
  3. Strain the drink.
  4. Add honey and drink as a tea two times every day.

Or,

  1. You can also make a paste and apply it to the inside of the mouth.
  2. Rinse out the gel when you're done. 

5. Oil Pulling

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Oil pulling helps to keep your mouth moisturized. Because of this, it is an excellent choice to help treat dry mouth. It can be done with any oil like coconut oil, sesame oil or another edible vegetable oil. These can be purchased for an inexpensive price if they are not already in your home.

Necessary Items

  • Oil of your choice
  • Warm water

Instructions 

  1. Put one tablespoon of oil into the mouth.
  2. Swish around the oil in a thorough manner.
  3. Do so for around 15 minutes.
  4. Spit out the oil.
  5. Rinse your mouth with warm water.
  6. Brush your teeth as you usually would.
  7. Repeat this daily and do so in the morning before you eat. 

6. Aloe Vera

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Aloe vera is one of the oldest remedies used to treat dry mouth. It is able to enhance the taste buds while also protecting sensitive tissue in the mouth. Aloe vera can be found in any grocery store. It can also be found in health food stores and pharmacies. 

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 Instructions

You can use any of the following methods:

  1. Drink a quarter of a cup of aloe vera juice in order to cure dry mouth.
  2. Rinse out the mouth with aloe vera juice a couple of times every day.
  3. Wipe down the mouth using pure aloe vera gel and a cotton swab. Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing your mouth out with cold water. Do this a few times a day. 

7. Grapeseed Oil

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 Grapeseed oil is another great home remedy for dry mouth. It has a moisturizing property to it that can help coat the mouth and keep it nice and moist. It is also rich in vitamin E, which can help you heal any sores in your mouth. This oil is simple to find at most any health food store and sometimes in the pharmacy section.

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Instructions 

  1. Take a cotton swab and rub grapeseed oil onto the tongue as well as inside of your cheeks.
  2. Leave the oil on overnight.
  3. Rinse your mouth out with water in the morning.
  4. Brush your teeth as you usually would.
  5. Repeat daily before you go to sleep.

8. Lemon

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Lemon is able to stimulate the production of saliva in the mouth and relieve its dryness. It is also highly acidic, which can help get rid of bad breath while also cleansing the mouth. Lemons can be purchased at any grocery store. You may even have some natural lemon juice already in the home. This makes it a relatively inexpensive home remedy for dry mouth.

 Necessary Items

  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Glass of water
  • Honey

Or, 

  • Lemonade that is not full of sugar

 Instructions

  1. Put the juice of half of a lemon into a glass of water.
  2. Add some honey.
  3. Sip the water throughout the day.

            Or,

  1. Drink homemade lemonade.

9. Cardamom

Cardamom is an old home remedy that has been used to combat dry mouth for quite some time. Chewing cardamom will help to add moisture to the mouth while taking away bad breath. Cardamom can be found at virtually any grocery store or any health food store. It is not very expensive.

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Instructions

You can use any of the following methods: 

  1. Chew a pod of cardamom after every meal or whenever dry mouth strikes.
  2. Add cardamom powder to a glass of hot water. Let the mixture steep and then drink it after 10 minutes. Do this twice a day.
  3. You can rinse your mouth out with commercial cardamom tea once a day.

10. Ginger

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Ginger is a great way to relieve dry mouth. This is because it stimulates the saliva production in your mouth. It can have your breath and mouth feeling fresher for longer. Ginger can be found in any grocery store. It can also be found in health food stores. Its price is relatively low.

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 Instructions

  1. Slowly chew on a small piece of fresh ginger. You can do this for a few times a day.
  2. Conversely, you can also chew it when dry mouth hits.

Or,

Necessary Ingredients

  • Fresh ginger made into a tea or store-bought Ginger tea
  • Honey

Instructions

  1. Drink two or three cups of ginger tea and honey in order to stimulate the salivary glands.

11. Gargle 

Gargling with water can help cleanse your mouth. This can also help with bacteria at the same time. This will help to not only relieve symptoms of dry mouth but help to make your mouth healthier as well. It will help trigger your salivary glands. Lastly, almost all people have access to salt and water in their homes. People with gingivitis and tonsillitis need to take this.

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Instructions

  1. Pour some warm water into a cup.
  2. Mix in sea salt. Be sure they are totally blended and no grains are left.
  3. Put the water in your mouth.
  4. Gargle it for a few seconds.
  5. Spit it out; do not swallow it.
  6. Do this a few times a day or as symptoms hit. 

12. Eat candy

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It is said that eating a piece of hard candy can help you get rid of dry mouth. This is because your salivary glands get stimulated when you do so. By doing this, you are getting the moisture your mouth needs and a treat as well. Some people already have hard candy in their homes. If you don't, you can find some at any gas station or grocery store for a cheap price.

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Instructions 

  1. Put a piece of hard candy in your mouth.
  2. Lightly suck on it until it dissolves.
  3. Do this once or twice a day or as symptoms of dry mouth hit. 

13. Chew Sugar-free gum

Sugar-free gum works in the same way hard candy does. It helps to stimulate the salivary glands. Without sugar, there is less of a chance of bacteria forming. Then, it is also good to look for the sweetener xylitol as it is good for the teeth at the same time.

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Instructions

  1. Put a piece of sugar-free gum in your mouth.
  2. Chew on the gum and suck on it to stimulate the flow of saliva.
  3. Do this once or twice a day or as symptoms of dry mouth hit.
  4. Always keep gum in your bag or pocket to combat dry mouth. 

14. Avoid caffeine

Caffeine can make your mouth get drier. It is a good idea to instead drink other drinks such as caffeine-free tea or juices. Water is always a good choice as well. Also, you can have water at home already and buy tea at the store. Moreover, the tea is not very expensive.

Necessary Items

You can enjoy any of the following:

Instructions

  1. Drink caffeine-free drinks in place of where you would normally drink caffeine.
  2. Try and drink as much fluid as you can in order to stimulate the production of saliva in the mouth. 

15. Try certain toothpaste

 There are certain kinds of toothpaste that are designed to help with dry mouth. Look for these kinds of toothpaste at the drug store or grocery stores. Lastly, these kinds of toothpaste are not very expensive in comparison.

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Instructions

  1. Brush your teeth with the new toothpaste as you normally would.
  2. Brush them in the morning and at night.
  3. Use this toothpaste until the dry mouth problem is solved.

Dry Mouth Solved!

In this article, we have discussed a number of different home remedies for dry mouth. Each of these different home remedies can be completed using the step-by-step instructions presented. Have you ever used one of these home remedies?

Do you have a go-to home remedy that you use for dry mouth? Which ones do you prefer? Tell us about your experiences with either these or your own home remedies in the comments section below.

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