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Good News for Those That Suffer From Dry Mouth!

dry mouthXerostomia, also known as “dry mouth” can be very uncomfortable and patients that suffer from it are also at a greater risk for cavities. Some medications, chemotherapy or radiation and even age are some common causes of dry mouth. Often patients try to relieve symptoms by drinking fluids or sucking on candies but drinking sugary drinks or sucking candy with sugar in it can make things worse.

There are many products on the market to help stimulate saliva production or supplement the lack of moisture. Biotene helps supplement lack of saliva with products like tooth paste, mouth wash and  gel to aid in relief. Xylimelts are disks that adhere to the gums and stimulates natural saliva production while you sleep are sweetened with Xylitol. “Cotton Mouth” candy disks can be used as needed to help stimulate saliva. These candies are sweetened with sorbitol and are gluten and GMO free and are certified kosher. These products can be found in the dental health section of most pharmacies.

Drinking plenty of water and staying away from sugary drinks or candies is very important to help prevent cavities. Instead, try some of these products on the market to help! For more information, visit us at Burns Family Dentistry. /rp