Client Family Teaching

1. Daily home fluoride treatment for chronic dry mouth.

2. Avoid OTC medications and ingesting large amounts of caffeine in any form. Caffeine can exacerbate dry mouth. Read labels for the detection of caffeine since this contributes to CV side effects.

3. Avoid alcohol-containing mouth rinses and beverages.

4. Dry mouth can be treated with tart, sugarless gum or candy, water, sugar-free beverages, or with saliva substitutes if dry mouth persists.

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