A dry mouth is not a life-threatening condition, but it sure is causing severe discomfort when you have to live with it on a daily basis.
There are certain foods and tricks you can try to stimulate your saliva production like we wrote about in an article on the common causes of a dry mouth.
Eating foods that you need to chew thoroughly, like carrots or fiber-rich bread can help, but there are also chewing gums specifically developed for minimizing a dry mouth.
What Is The Best Gum For Dry Mouth?
We went through forums with user experiences on the chewing gums mentioned below. What was evident is that some gum worked perfectly for one individual, while others did not like it at all.
Unfortunately, it will be a matter of trying some gums to find which one works best for you.
Biotène Dry Mouth Gum
One of the most popular chewing gums specifically developed for dry mouth is BIOTÈNE Dry mouth gum. Unfortunately, this product was discontinued. It is advisable not to buy it at Amazon since the prices are ridiculous at the moment this article was written (over $50 per pack!), and there are some great alternatives for this product, as you can read below.
MighTeaFlow Spearmint Dry Mouth Chewing Gum
The MighTeaFlow Spearmint Chewing Gum is a great alternative for BIOTÈNE Dry mouth gum and is used by people that have to live with Sjörgen’s Syndrome. The taste is great and lasts very long, and really helps to minimize a dry mouth.
XyliMelts are actually not chewing gums, but “disks” that you place in your mouth between the gums and cheek. They adhere to the gums preventing them from moving around, which makes them suitable to use while sleeping as well as during daytime. The user experiences for these disks are very good.
ACT Dry Mouth Lozenges
ACT Dry Mouth Lozenges are also not a chewing gum, but these lozenges are mints that moisturize the mouth tissue and provides a bit of freshness.
There are many other brands that sell chewing gum, or related products, for dry mouth. These might be good as well, and they could be worth a try if the products mentioned above do not work for you.
We have scanned the internet for user experiences on the products above, but we are always interested in your experiences or suggestions. So feel free to leave a comment below, or send us an e-mail.