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If you have dry mouth, how can you combat tooth decay and gum disease?

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You need to be extra careful about following good oral hygiene habits, which consist of:

1. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day, but even more preferably, after every meal and before bedtime

2. Flossing your teeth every day

3.Using a toothpaste that contains fluoride

4. Visiting your dentist for a checkup and cleaning at least twice a year; your dentist may recommend daily use of a fluoride rinse or fluoride gel to keep your teeth healthy.

From: Treatment for Dry Mouth WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Oral Medicine. 

Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 15, 2018

SOURCE: 

American Academy of Oral Medicine. 

Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 15, 2018

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