What is dry mouth syndrome?

Some of us have continuously an annoying sensation of dry mouth. Actually, it is an alteration rather than a sensation and can lead to certain complications in our oral health, in addition to limiting our quality of life. It is what is known as dry mouth syndrome.

This post will explain the causes of this syndrome as well as four keys to identify and some recommendations for a better quality of life.

What is it

Dry mouth syndrome or xerostomia is defined as the constant and repeated decrease in salivary flow during rest.

Symptoms that cause xerostomia include: the sensation of dryness, sticky sensation in the mouth, difficulty chewing and speaking, burning mouth, dry throat, dry, rough tongue, mouth sores, among others. It may even increase susceptibility to oral infections sufferers.

Causes that lead to

The causes of the dry mouth syndrome may have different origins.

On the one hand, consumption of certain drugs such as appetite suppressants, antidepressants, antihistamines, bronchodilators or anxiolytics.

Furthermore, it can also result in diabetes, rheumatic diseases, Alzheimer, maxillofacial and oral diseases, cancer treatments or immune system disorders.

Recommendations

Your doctor or dentist is the best professional to help alleviate this syndrome.

In this blog, we present a series of recommendations to improve your quality of life:

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Stimulate saliva production by using chewing gum or sugar free candy.
  • Use saliva substitutes.
  • Use specific oral hygiene products such as Kin Hidrat

If you think you suffer this syndrome see your doctor or dentist for a proper diagnosis and treatment.

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