- Step 1: Suck on candy Suck on a piece of tart candy to stimulate saliva flow. Get a roll of tart fruit candy or other sour candy so you have plenty to practice with.
- TIP: Yawning is also a good technique to generate saliva.
- Step 2: Make an O Make your mouth into a small O shape and take a deep breath in through your mouth. This will help saliva collect under your tongue.
- Step 3: Position the tongue Position the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth directly in the center and open your mouth wide.
- TIP: Jut out your jaw so that it is slightly forward.
- Step 4: Breathe again Keep your tongue in position and breathe in again through your mouth to deepen the saliva pool.
- Step 5: Flex tongue Flex your tongue forward, keeping the tip locked to the roof of the mouth. The saliva should stream straight out or spray out in several directions.
- FACT: The medical term for dry mouth is xerostomia. The condition can lead to gingivitis, tooth decay, and mouth infections.
You Will Need
- Tart or sour candy
- Tongue flexibility
- Yawning (optional)