2 Oral Rinses To Prevent Dry Mouth While Wearing Dentures

19 January 2016
 Categories: Dentist, Blog


Dry mouth can be caused by a number of different reasons, like medication and sickness. If you wear dentures, then this can lead to a number of problems with how well your dentures fit and bacteria growth in your mouth. Your dentures rely on the saliva in order fit comfortably in your mouth. The saliva functions as a lubricant between your gums and dentures. Without adequate saliva production, this can cause irritation and damage to your gums. In addition, dry mouth can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Saliva helps to destroy bacteria before it has a chance to grow. Luckily, there are a few oral rinses that you can use to help manage your dry mouth while wearing dentures.

Aloe Vera Rinse

Aloe vera is commonly used as a topical treatment to quickly soothe burns and heal wounds. Aloe vera contains moisturizing and antibacterial properties that make it effective for treating dry mouth. You can create your own aloe vera rinse by taking a fresh aloe vera plant and removing the gel from inside. Add the gel to a blender and add a cup of water. Blend the mixture until it is smooth. Use the mixture to gargle for at least a few minutes. You should use the rinse after each meal in order to get the best results. If you have any leftover rinse, you can drink the mix.

Slippery Elm Rinse

Slippery elm contains a substance called mucilage. This causes the slippery elm to become gel-like when it is created into a mixture using water. The thickness of the gel is often used for treating dry hair and skin. However, it can be used as a dental rinse to coat your mouth and gums to prevent your mouth from drying out. A slippery elm mix can be created by adding a few scoops of slippery elm to a cup of water. Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes. Consume the mixture, but do not swallow. Allow the slippery elm mix to sit in your mouth for a few minutes and move it around before spitting out. The slippery elm mixture should be used in the morning and afternoon.

Dealing with dry mouth can be frustrating and painful. If left untreated, dry mouth can cause damage to your gums, teeth, and other areas in your mouth. Therefore, use these oral rinses to make sure that you are able to prevent dry mouth while wearing dentures. 

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