A Saliva Substitute for Dry Mouth Relief
Saliva is a crucial component of anyone’s overall health. In general, saliva supports oral health functions such as breaking down food, reducing the amount of time for bacteria to grow, and maintaining oral lubrication.
Importance of Saliva
Saliva supports our health. It protects teeth, maintains tooth integrity, and promotes the healing process within the mouth. In addition, saliva is the first step in digesting foods as it helps break down carbohydrates and sugars.
Unfortunately, a lack of saliva can pose a problem for your oral and systemic health. In fact, low levels of saliva can lead to dry mouth or xerostomia. There are many causes of xerostomia, both medical and non-medical. Some causes of dry mouth are:
- Sjögren’s Disease
- Cancer and cancer treatments
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sleep apnea
- Prescriptions and over-the-counter vitamins
- Hormone changes
- Large amounts of caffeine
- Alcohol and smoking
Click here to learn more about the causes of xerostomia. Also, if you are experiencing a lack of saliva, a saliva substitute such as Lubricity may be able to help.
What is Dry Mouth?
Xerostomia is a medical condition caused by a dysfunction or dysregulation of salivary glands. Consequently, a lack of adequate saliva may leave you feeling oral discomforts such as your tongue sticking to your teeth and overall dryness.
Some dry mouth symptoms include:
- Feeling dry or stickiness in your mouth
- Thick, stringy saliva
- Bad breath or halitosis
- Dry, sore throat
- Grooved tongue
- Altered Taste
- Cracked or split lips
- Difficulty wearing dentures
- Difficulty chewing, talking, swallowing, and (in extreme cases) breathing
The Problem with Dry Mouth
Besides dry mouth symptoms being uncomfortable, other problems may arise. Accordingly, a lack of moisture could result in tooth decay, cavities, or plaque. Furthermore, saliva helps keep the oral cavity at homeostasis by flushing out invading pathogens from the oral cavity. In general, a lack of adequate saliva production may lead to oral health diseases.
Some other problems that may arise are difficulty speaking, chewing, or swallowing. Difficulty eating and swallowing may lead to poor nutrition and ultimately lead to a lower quality of life.
It may be difficult to eradicate your dry mouth symptoms. If the causes of your dry mouth are a result of a chronic condition or a vital medication, it may be challenging to avoid the underlying cause. However, if you can remove the underlying cause, your dry mouth symptoms may subside.
In addition, always make sure to consult a healthcare professional regarding any changes in your health, symptoms, or well-being. They will be able to deliver an accurate diagnosis and provide solutions or recommendations.
Alleviating Dry Mouth Symptoms
There are several ways you can temporarily relieve dry mouth. Some ways are to drink more water, use a humidifier, or limit caffeine and alcohol intake. While these habits may provide momentary relief, they will not eliminate dry mouth symptoms altogether.
Lubricity Dry Mouth Spray can provide you with immediate symptomatic relief. Lubricity is a moisturizing spray that provides comfort and relief from dry mouth symptoms.
In general, a saliva substitute helps provide relief to the oral cavity. It does this not by stimulating salivary production- but instead comforts the oral cavity by providing much-needed moisture.
Lubricity: A Saliva Substitute
Lubricity Dry Mouth Spray is a unique saliva substitute that contains five simple ingredients. Lubricity works differently from other solutions, forming a flavorless gel film that coats the mouth and penetrates oral tissue. This gel film provides lasting relief from even the most persistent dry mouth symptoms.
Sodium hyaluronate, better known as hyaluronic acid, is a compound the body makes naturally- and is the main ingredient in Lubricity. Lubricity is a saliva substitute that relieves dry mouth symptoms like no other product.
What is Lubricity?
Lubricity is an odorless, flavorless, and colorless spray that is perfect for people who are overly sensitive to taste. Our Dry Mouth Spray also has Zero Calories, NO Gluten, NO Alcohol, NO Sugar, and is Vegan-Friendly!
Lubricity Dry Mouth Spray has 5 simple ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Xylitol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate and Purified Water. This simple formula is clinically proven to alleviate your dry mouth symptoms for up to 4 hours.
How to use Lubricity?
Our product comes in a convenient 0.5oz and 2oz spray bottle. Simply point and spray 3-5 times per use. When used as directed, Lubricity provides up to 4 hours of relief from dry mouth symptoms.
For best results, we recommend using Lubricity Dry Mouth Spray as follows:
Use Lubricity after a meal and before bed. If needed, Lubricity can be used more than 4 times per day. *Some may need 3-5 pumps per use, as the bottle needs to be primed upon opening. Relief from symptoms begins immediately. Maximum effectiveness is achieved after 72 hours of continued use.
Important: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your physician before using Lubricity. DO not use Lubricity if you are taking any medications that are contraindicated with the product. Please consult with your physician if you have any concerns regarding the use of this product. Keep out of reach of children.