I had a dentist appointment today for a cleaning and had some slight inflamation around a tooth, but nothing serious. They asked about dry mouth as pushing a lot of air in and out can dry around the teeth and cause more buildup of tartar/plaque.
Anyone out there have a product to help with dry mouth or words of wisdom to help? Playing with the kids is an important part my job, especially the beginners. I watch the pressure I'm using when playing trumpet but it is possible I am using too much sometimes. Hitting some of those notes in the etudes is a bit much for a low brass guy on trumpet.
Last two weeks I've almost exclusively used trombone, minus one 45 minute session with a high school on trumpet. Maybe I need a good week to really help the gums get a break.