Dry Mouth

Tuesday, 12 September 2017  |  Admin


                                                


Dry mouth is a feeling that there is not enough saliva in your mouth.

Your mouth needs saliva to work properly as it lubricates and cleanses the mouth, helps to process food and prevents infection. Saliva also adds essential minerals to teeth so a lack of minerals could lead to poor oral care with unhealthy teeth and gums. Dry mouth can also cause irritation, make speaking and eating difficult, affect dentures, cause tooth decay and contribute to bad breath.

* Did you know that 1 in 4 adults in the UK are affected by dry mouth, so you are not alone!

Medication is a major cause of a dry or sticky mouth and the more medications you take, the higher the chances you may suffer. But dry mouth is also a condition that results from autoimmune conditions, such as Sjögren’s Syndrome, oncology treatment or surgery to the head and neck.
Palliative care patients may be particularly prone due to the number of medications being taken to manage symptoms.

Always make sure that you mention any symptoms of dry mouth to your dentist, hygienist and doctor.

Causes Of Dry Mouth:

  • Prescription & Non-Prescription Medication
  • Medical conditions such as diabetes, lupus, Sjögren's syndrome
  • Age
  • Medical Treatments such as radiotherapy
  • Smoking

Symptoms of Dry Mouth:

  • Dry Mouth
  • Thick, sticky saliva
  • Sore Mouth
  • Foods tasting different
  • Not being able to eat certain foods i.e. spicy food
  • Difficulty speaking and swallowing
  • Bad Breath

 

Here are products available to help assist with dry mouth problems:

 

   Oralieve® Moisturising Mouth Gel 50ml
    Specifically designed and tested with dry mouth sufferers to replicate the same natural enzyme system as saliva. The gel                                                           works instantly to relieve the symptoms of mouth dryness. 

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   Oralieve Ultra Mild Toothpaste 75ml

    Specifically designed and tested with dry mouth sufferers to replicate same natural enzyme system as saliva.
    
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Specifically designed and tested with dry mouth sufferers to replicate same natural enzyme system as saliva. 

 

 

 

 
 
        Contains natural oral enzymes and fluoride to help supplement saliva's defence system. 
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