We found that this product was refreshing and did indeed combat dry mouth! And comes in a larger bottle than the others.
We were surprised to find that it worked to help balance the saliva in the mouth — so it was great to combat "over salivation" too!
DRY MOUTH – BE GONE!!!
Over 20,000,000 people suffer from Dry Mouth and Xerostomia. This ranges from minor problems (hyposalivation) caused by overusing the voice or nervous tension, to severe salivary gland dysfunction xerostomia), caused by medications, SjÖgren’s Syndrome, stress, AIDS, radiation treatment and aging.
Now Thayers™ Dry Mouth Lozenges & Sprays are being marketed to doctors and dentists who treat dry mouth as a reliable solution.This product is available as a spray or lozenge! For temporary relief of dry mouth and xerostomia use Thayers Dry Mouth products. Click here to choose between the spray and lozenge option.More info is found at DryMouthPrevention.com.
What is Xerostomia (Dry Mouth)?
Xerostomia is not a disease but can be a symptom of certain diseases. It can produce serious negative effects on the patients quality of life, affecting dietary habits, nutritional status, speech, taste, tolerance to dental prosthesis and increases susceptibility to dental caries. The increase in dental caries can be devastating in many patients and therefore special care must be made to control this condition.
Causes for Xerostomia include:
- Medications – Several hundred current medications can cause xerostomia. These include antihypertensives, antidepressants, analgesics, tranquilizers, diuretics and antihistamines c.
- Cancer Therapy – Chemotherapeutic drugs can change the flow and composition of the saliva. Radiation treatment that is focused
on or near the salivary gland can temporarily or permanently damage the salivary glands.
- Sjogren’s syndrome – An autoimmune disease, causes xerostomia and dry eyes.
- Other conditions -such as bone marrow transplants, endocrine disorders, stress, anxiety, depression, and nutritional deficiencies may cause xerostomia.
- Nerve Damage – Trauma to the head and neck area from surgery or wounds can damage the nerves that supply sensation to the mouth. While the salivary glands may be left intact, they cannot function normally without the nerves that signal them to produce saliva.
To learn more about xerostomia and treatments, please visit http://www.uic.edu/classes/peri/peri343/xerost/xerost1.htm