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Dry Mouth
Soak food in liquids
Rinse mouth frequently
Suck candy or chew gum
Eat food lukewarm or cold
Artificial saliva can be used
Give ice chips
Offer a cool wet cloth
Apply lip moisturizer to lips
Add moisture to the air by using a humidifier
Toothettes or lemon swabs are good fresheners if unable to brush teeth Provide routine mouth care
Drink plenty of fluids

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