What is Xerostomia?
Dry Mouth aka: Xerostomia
Dry mouth is a medical condition also known as Xerostomia. It causes a decrease in adequate saliva production, which creates an uncomfortable, dry sensation and can make eating, talking and swallowing difficult. Lack of saliva can lead to other symptoms such as mouth sores, bad breath, dry throat, and poor dental health.
Do I have dry mouth?
How do know if you are suffering from dry mouth? We have compiled a set of dry mouth symptoms:
- Feeling of dryness and stickiness in your mouth
- Thick and stringy saliva
- Bad breath
- Difficulty chewing, talking, or swallowing, and (in extreme cases) breathing
- Dry or sore throat
- Dry or grooved tongue
- Altered taste
- Problems wearing dentures
- Cracked lips and split skin near the corners of the mouth
Consult with your doctor if you experience persistent dry mouth symptoms. Xerostomia might be caused by underlying disease.
Causes of dry mouth
There are a variety of medical and non-medical conditions that cause dry mouth symptoms.
Non-medical causes include:
- Medication side-effects
- Pregnancy & hormonal changes
- Tobacco and alcohol use
- Too much caffeine
Simple lifestyle changes may relieve your dry mouth symptoms.
Xerostomia can be a symptom of one of the following underlying diseases:
- Sjogren’s syndrome
- Dementia and treatment
- Psychiatric medications
- Cancer of the head or neck
- GERD and treatment
- Non-NSAID pain relievers
- Snoring and treatment
- Stroke and treatment
- Opioid use
- Lupus and treatment
- Crohn’s and IBS treatment
- Heart disease and treatment
- Diabetes and treatment
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Aging process
- HIV/AIDS and treatment
- Oxygen treatment
- Allergies and treatment
- MS treatment
- Asthma and treatment
- Blood pressure treatments
- Parkinson’s disease
- Thyroid disease and treatment
- Nerve damage
- Over-active bladder treatment
- Arthritis treatments
- COPD treatment
- Hepatitis C treatment
Reason notwithstanding, it is essential to address the underlying cause and to know why you are experiencing dry mouth. Because the causes of dry mouth vary from non-threatening diseases to more severe conditions, it is important to consult with your doctor.
Why dry mouth must be treated?
Dry Mouth cannot be cured without determining the underlying cause, but it is important to recognize and take action to relieve your dry mouth symptoms. You might not realize the consequences of ignoring dry mouth symptoms, but they can significantly worsen your quality of life! If you do not relieve dry mouth symptoms it can lead to the following complications:
- Poor dental hygiene
- Increased plaque
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Mouth sores
- Yeast infection in your mouth (thrush)
- Split skin at the corners of your mouth
- Cracked lips
- Poor nutrition due to problems with chewing and swallowing, and more
Treating xerostomia in a timely manner is particularly important to avoid those issues. Luckily, there are several dry mouth home remedies you can try today before seeking dry mouth products and medications.
Dry mouth home remedies
There are actually many things that you can do to relieve your dry mouth symptoms, and amazingly enough, they’re quite easy fixes:
- Drinking more water
- Chewing sugar-free gum or candy
- Avoiding alcohol (including in mouthwash)
- Reducing caffeine intake
- Reducing the use of tobacco
- Using a humidifier
DIY remedies are great for quick relief, but do not always last, allowing your dry mouth to return. Sometimes finding a saliva substitute can be your best option. Lubricity Dry Mouth Spray can relieve dry mouth symptoms for up to 4 hours!
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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, natural 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?
Lubricity Dry Mouth Spray 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. 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.