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Dry Mouth

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Dry mouth is a condition in which your mouth is unusually dry. Dry mouth is a common problem that may seem little more than a nuisance. There was a perception that the mouth is a degenerative process associated with age, as approximately 20% of elderly suffer from dry mouth. Nowadays it has been shown that a healthy, without geriatric medicine, may experience a change in the composition of saliva, but not necessarily reduced, and this flow.

The most common causes of dry mouth include:

  • Sjogren syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Antidepressants, Diuretics and Antihypertensive
  • Breathing through the mouth
  • Smoking
  • Radiation of the head or neck

Dry mouth can cause problems with speech and swallowing, stomatitis, burning sensation in the back of the tongue, dental caries, periodontal disease and a reduced tolerance time of dentures, depending on the state of the oral cavity.

For these reasons, the treatment should be directed to the prevention and treatment of dental caries and the relief of soft tissue.

Products for the relief of symptoms of dry mouth should perform the following functions:

  • Lubrication of soft tissues
  • Cleaning teeth and gums
  • Adjust the pH of the oral cavity
  • Humidifying mucous
  • Effective protection against dental caries.

These information are intended for general information and public information and in no case cannot replace the advice of a doctor or other suitably qualified health professional.

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