Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Is Your Mouth Always Dry? There is Help For That.

 You might be surprised by how many people suffer daily from a condition known as Xeristomia or Dry Mouth. Dry mouth can be brought on by any number of medical maladies and various prescription drugs. 

Some causes include: 
  • Medications such as antihistamines, sedatives and diuretics,  
  • Chemotherapy
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes
  • Poor hygiene and tooth decay
  • Autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren's disease, MS and Lupus
  • Dry, arid climate
Most sufferers can find little relief from this condition and find themselves constantly drinking more water in hopes of quenching their thirst.
New studies have shown that gums, candies, rinses and sweeteners containing Xylitol offer comfort to those suffering from dry mouth. Xylitol coats the soft tissues of the mouth sealing in moisture and stimulates saliva flow.
A plethora of amazing over-the-counter products are endorsed by dentists for treating dry mouth. Some products worth checking out are Biotene, Oasis and Sensodyne for Dry Mouth.
Be sure to check with your doctor if you have the symptoms of dry mouth.  Make sure you find the cause before you use any OTC treatments! 

As always, Keep Smiling!  

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