The Drawbacks of Wearing a Mask

The Drawbacks of Wearing a Mask The Coronavirus pandemic has facilitated a litany of new words and phrases; from social distancing to wearing a mask, there’s a new expression for almost everything related to the virus. One expression that many dentists hear now is mask mouth. The phrase refers to a variety of symptoms related to wearing a face mask for long periods. It’s not an official diagnosis, but it’s become a common phrase used […]

5 Simple Ways to Relieve Dry Mouth

5 Simple Ways to Relieve Dry Mouth   Nearly 1 in 4 adults suffer from dry mouth which is an aliment that is not only uncomfortable to deal with, but can also lead to serious dental issues. Not to worry, there are simple ways to relieve dry mouth: Limit items that inhibit your salivary production: alcohol, mouthwashes that contain alcohol, caffeine, sugar, smoking tobacco, over-the-counter decongestants and antihistamines are all items that will lower the amount […]

DIY Remedies for Dry Mouth: How to Treat Your Symptoms at Home

How to Treat Your Symptoms at Home What is Dry Mouth? Dry mouth is a medical condition also known as Xerostomia. It causes a decrease in adequate saliva production in the mouth, which creates an uncomfortable, dry sensation and can make eating and swallowing difficult. Lack of saliva can lead to other symptoms such as mouth sores, bad breath, dry throat, and poor dental health. So, why are you experiencing dry mouth? Causes of Dry […]

Zinc Identified as Important to Prevent Dry Mouth

Zinc Identified as Important to Prevent Dry Mouth There is little question that, in many ways, we are what we eat. Our diet fuels our metabolism and our body’s health. A diet that lacks certain vitamins and minerals can cause problems, especially dental problems. That is the point made by Dr. Victor Alapoint, a registered dentist at My Dental Clinic in Dublin, Ireland, in a column titled “8 Ailments your dentist can diagnose, just by […]

Dry Mouth Products: What one is the Best?

Dry Mouth Products: What one is the Best?   There is no doubt that there are plenty of options to choose from when deciding one what product to buy for dry mouth symptoms. Most of these products claim to be your next “holy-grail”, but their promises fall short when the product stops working almost immediately after use. The market is filled with solutions like lozenges, toothpastes, mouth rinses, melting capsules, and mouth sprays. We get […]