Foods you may need to avoid

Salty, spicy or foods high in acid may damage your mouth and teeth without the protection of saliva. People who have a dry mouth may have problems eating the following:

Fruit, vegetables, or juices

  • lemons and limes
  • oranges
  • grapefruit
  • tangerines
  • mandarins
  • kiwifruit
  • fresh tomatoes.
Spicy or salty foods
  • curry
  • paprika
  • cayenne
  • chilli
  • salty chips.
Dry or coarse foods
  • toast
  • crackers
  • cakes, buns, muffins, or scones.