As I said before, I don't like to use oral sprays for dry mouth (or anything else) in public because I found them very indiscreet. However, it is undeniable that oral sprays can be a great help to relieve dry mouth, specially in cases of severe xerostomia. In my search for the best spray (one … [Más / More]
Dry mouth – Xerostomia
As mentioned in previous articles, the arrival of summer may exacerbate the the dry mouth. Generally, in summer our body produces less saliva than in winter and the high temperatures may lead other factors that can worsen dry mouth. Therefore, summer is a dangerous time for oral health, especially for people who suffer from xerostomia. In this article we will explain why and how to prevent the worsening of dry mouth. [Más / More]
Who has never gone out at night and took some beer or glass of wine only to discover the next morning that their mouth is dry and pasty and their tongue seems an old shoe? Why does alcohol cause so much dry mouth? [Más / More]
I really wanted to test XyliMelts for dry mouth. I had read many positive reviews of this product on the Internet, described in some cases as almost miraculous.
For those who do not know them, XyliMelts are discs (a little thick in my opinion) that stick to the gums and dissolve over a number of hours, increasing saliva, moisturizing the mouth and leaving a pleasant taste.
In Spain, there is not much variety of dry mouth specific products. Usually, only three or maybe four products can be found at pharmacies (mouthwash, toothpaste and with any luck, spray). That is why I finally had to buy XyliMelts on an online shop from the UK.
When I received XyliMelts I was very excited, but I tried not to get swept up by the euphoria and I decided to use the product for a few days before giving my opinion.
Soon I will write a more detailed review of this product, but for the moment here are my first impressions after a week of nightly XyliMelts use (when dry mouth bothers me the most). [Más / More]
By Louis Venter.
Dry mouth, also known as Xerostomia, is a common condition that is often underestimated and is experienced by the majority of the population. A dry mouth happens when the body does not produce sufficient saliva, which serves the purpose of helping the mouth remain clean and eliminating harmful bacteria responsible for triggering cavities and infections. Saliva is also vital in the digestion process, and it neutralizes acids present in the mouth. [Más / More]
When good weather arrives, many health problems such as bronchitis, pneumonia, flu, arthritis and osteoarthritis improve or disappear completely. However, warm weather can worsen your dry mouth symptoms.
Rising temperatures, especially in regions with dry climates, cause dry mouth and a burning throat almost constantly. Air conditioning is at maximum setting almost perennially from May to September in offices, shops homes.., everywhere! It dries out mucous membranes and worsens the situation for people suffering from xerostomia. In addition, people with dry mouth need to wake up every few hours to drink water during warm nights and suffer the consequences of their poor sleep during the day. [Más / More]
Tips & remedies
Certain foods stimulate salivary gland function and as a result, increase salivation. They are what we might call "sialogogue foods". In contrast, other foods can cause dry mouth and worsen the problem. If you suffer from xerostomia, it is important to know which foods improve or aggravate your … [Más / More]
Water is the main ally of people suffering from dry mouth when it comes to keeping the mouth moisturized, but there are other beverages that also help relieve the feeling of dry mouth. In this article, we present five herbal teas that actually work against dry mouth. … [Más / More]
Xerostomia is an irritating problem that can decrease quality of life for those who have it. Depending on the cause of the xerostomia, mouth dryness can be permanent, so we must learn how to live with it. Here are ten effective tips to relieve the dry mouth sensation and prevent dental problems. 1) … [Más / More]
Xylitol is a sugar-like substance generally used as sweetener in chewing gum and candies. It is also found in many products made specifically for dry mouth. Xylitol is an excellent ally in the fight against dry mouth because it stimulates saliva production and helps prevent cavities. In … [Más / More]
People suffering from xerostomia are at an increased risk of oral problems caused by the lack of saliva, which, as we have discussed in previous articles, plays an important role in protecting the mouth and teeth. When you are diagnosed with xerostomia or dry mouth, doctors recommend that you be … [Más / More]