Xerostonia, or Dry Mouthis a prevalent problem that affects a large part of the population. If symptom relief is the most common way of dealing with it, the best treatment involves identifying the cause eliminating causal factors, and what causes xerostomia.

What is and what causes xerostomia

Typically, the mouth's moisture is preserved with the help of Saliva, which has many different actions such as acid neutralization and tooth protection, food removal, ease of swallowing as well as digestion of food through certain digestive enzymes it contains.

Dry mouth is caused when insufficient Saliva is produced in the oral cavity resulting in a Series of unwanted Symptoms such as:

  • Bad breathe
  • Dry mouth and Sore Throat
  • Problems with teeth
  • Gingivitis
  • Difficulty in speaking, chewing, and swallowing
  • Changing the taste of foods

Causes of Dry Mouth

  • Dehydration - A Dry Mouth is usually the result (symptom) of a condition. The most common cause is Dehydration or conditions leading to Dehydration.
  • Less Salive production - Normally with aging, the body's ability to produce Saliva gradually decreases, resulting in a Dry Mouth.
  • Smoking - Conditions such as smoking or snoring can cause or aggravate xerostomia.
  • Certain allopathic medicaments - Dry Mouth is a common side effect of many drugs, such as antidepressants, anxiolytics, various neuropathy drugs, antihistamines, analgesics, or certain analgesics. Also, medications used in chemotherapy often Change the quality of Saliva, resulting in Dry Mouth . In the case of xerostomia caused by drugs, it is not a permanent condition, but it subsides after discontinuation of the respective drugs.
  • Specific diseases - Certain diseases (AIDs / Hiv, Alzheimer's disease, etc.) and neurological neck or head injuries can also cause Dry Mouth.

Treat and relieve Symptoms .

To relieve Symptoms of Dry Mouth, follow some of the following steps:

  • Chew sugarless Gumor Candies  without sugar to activate Saliva production in the oral cavity. Select products were containing xylitol.
  • Reduce smoking.
  • Reduce caffeine intake as it has been found to exacerbate Dry Mouth
  • Maintain the appropriate humidity level in the room, using a humidifier if necessary.
  • Do not use oral solutions containing Alcohol
  • Also, consume water often in short sips
  • Avoid over-consumption of antihistamines and decongestants as they exacerbate Dry Mouth .
  • Use unique products to treat xerostomia, such as toothpaste, mouthwashes, chewing Gums, etc...
  • Breathe through the nose and not through the mouth.

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